Bernhard has been advising private and institutional clients for more than 25 years, through a variety of investment cycles. Bernhard applies his extensive knowledge of global markets and bottom up security selection to construct tailor made portfolios for the discerning investor. Prior to spearheading the re-launch of C.J. Lawrence, Bernhard joined ISI Inc. in 1999 together with a team led by Jim Moltz in order to launch ISI Inc.’s account management initiative.
Bernhard began his career in 1989 at Deutsche Bank AG, London, in its structured/corporate finance division. As a banker he worked on project and asset-based finance deals for large multi-national corporations. In 1993, he joined Deutsche Bank Securities in New York where he transitioned to Asset Management, including as a part of the CIO office of DB’s Private Banking division. In conjunction with Jim Moltz, he launched and managed Deutsche Bank’s Top 50 U.S. Fund and DB Bulldog Portfolios. In addition to managing individual accounts for high net worth individuals, Bernhard directs C.J. Lawrence’s thematic investment offerings, including the American Renaissance, European Select, and Bulldog Portfolios.
Bernhard received his M.A. in International Relations & Economics from Johns Hopkins University, SAIS and his B.A. in International Studies from George Mason University. Bernhard is also the President and Trustee of The Opera Foundation, a New York based non-profit involved in the arts.