Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer
Ms. Patterson has overall responsibility for investments, including asset allocation, strategic portfolio direction, and research. She is chairman of the Investment Policy and Strategy Committee and a member of the Management Committee.
Prior to joining Bessemer Trust, 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.
Ms. Patterson earned an M.B.A. from New York University, an M.A. in international economics from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, and a B.S. in journalism from University of Florida.
She is an expert advisor to the U.S. government as well as a member of 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. She was recently nominated as a “Multi-Family Office Chief Investment Officer of the Year” by the Family Office Review magazine.