SARAH BERNETT, ESQ.
CEO, Bernett Capital Management, LLC
After gaining 14 years of investment experience and working 7 years as an attorney, Sarah Bernett founded her own New York City-based hedge fund in 2010 to give middle-income investors more options and greater control over where they invest their money. She manages her hedge fund through her investment advisory firm, Bernett Capital Management, LLC, and also serves as its general counsel. Her investment philosophy and strategy is based on researching global macro economic trends encompassing both short and long-term outlooks. In her hedge fund, she utilizes several types of economic analysis in order to anticipate market direction and identify promising market sectors. Unlike other firms, Bernett requires that the companies she manages promote equality for LGBT people, and even refuses to accept funds from investors who discriminate against the LGBT community. “My investment experience, combined with my passion for the law, led me to practice securities litigation representing several hedge funds,” Bernett explains. “This exposure not only awakened my interest in the hedge fund industry, but also inspired me to conceive of a hedge fund for investors regardless of their net worth. I love conducting legal and investment research, trading the stock market, preparing financial statements, and providing legal and practical advice to potential future hedge fund managers.