Honorary Fellow

Richard Bernays

  • I studied PPE as an undergraduate at Trinity from 1961 to 1964.
  • I had a career in investment management, and now serve on the college's Investment and Remuneration Committees. 
  • I am a founding member of the Dodecadents Dining Club, which consists of 12 members of Trinity who have dined every year in College since 1963.
     
Richard Bernays

Profile

After studying PPE at Trinity, I had a brief spell in advertising and marketing in London and New York. I then I joined Warburgs and spent the next 40 years in investment management. I was Vice Chairman of Mercury Asset Management (now BlackRock), Chief Executive of Hill Samuel Asset Management and Old Mutual Investment Management. After retiring in 2002, I have been a director of a number of investment trusts, a bank and an outsourcing business based in India as well as an investment advisor to a Gulf based institution. I have been actively involved in charitable activities, particularly in the educational and art sectors. My leisure pursuits include golf, fishing, music and gardening. I have two daughters and am married to a criminal barrister.