Rebecca Patterson
Global Macro Investor & Board Chair
Council for Economic Education

Rebecca Patterson is a globally recognized investor and macro-economic researcher with more than 25 years’ experience studying how politics and policy intersect with economic trends to drive financial markets. Most recently, Rebecca was Chief Investment Strategist for Bridgewater Associates. Previously, Rebecca was Chief Investment Officer of Bessemer Trust, overseeing $85 billion in client assets. Before joining Bessemer in 2012, Rebecca spent more than 15 years at JPMorgan in different senior research and trading roles in Europe, Singapore and the U.S. Rebecca’s transition to finance came after several years working as a journalist, covering financial markets, policy and politics in the U.S. and Europe.

Rebecca is currently a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission and the Economic Club of New York. She has served on the New York Federal Reserve’s Investor Advisory and Foreign Exchange committees and currently serves on the University of Florida’s Investment Corporation Advisory Board. She chairs the Council for Economic Education and is a member of the board of the Bretton Woods Committee. Rebecca holds an M.B.A. from New York University, an M.A. in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, and a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Florida. She was included in American Banker’s list of Most Powerful Women in Finance for six consecutive years and was named to Forbes’ 50 over 50 in 2022.

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