Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer
Ms. Patterson is a managing director and chief investment officer for the Bessemer Trust Companies. In that capacity, she has overall responsibility for investments, including asset allocation, strategic portfolio direction, and research. She is chair of the Investment Policy and Strategy Committee and a member of the Management Committee.
Prior to joining Bessemer, Ms. Patterson was chief markets strategist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management.In that role, she headed the global client advisory group and was a member of the private bank’s investment committee. Ms. Patterson joined J.P. Morgan as an investment bank research analyst and later became the global head of foreign exchange and commodities for the private bank, working in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Prior to her career at J.P. Morgan, Ms. Patterson was a journalist who covered politics, economics, and financial markets for Dow Jones and the Associated Press in the U.S. and Europe.
She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), the New York Federal Reserve’s Foreign Exchange Committee, the Economic Club of New York, the University of Florida Investment Corporation’s Advisory Board, and the Committee of 200. Additionally, Ms. Patterson is a regular CNBC contributor. American Banker named her one of “The 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance” in 2014 and 2015, and Private Asset Management recognized her efforts in the industry as one of the “50 Most Influential Women in Private Wealth” in 2015.
Ms. Patterson earned a B.S. in journalism from the University of Florida, an M.A. in international relations from The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, and an M.B.A. from New York University.