National Managing Director, Head of Core Asset Strategies
Beata D. Kirr is a National Managing Director in the Chicago office, and was appointed Head of Core Asset Strategies in 2017. She is a member of Bernstein’s Private Client Investment Policy Group, which oversees strategic asset allocation for our high-net-worth, nonprofit and family office clients. Prior to joining the firm in 2007, she was a director at Harris Alternatives, a global fund of hedge funds, where she advised institutions on the firm’s offerings. Previously, Beata was with Goldman Sachs, where she advised clients in the Equities, M&A and Equity Capital Markets divisions, from their New York, London and Chicago offices. She holds a BS in economics (magna cum laude) from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Beata has provided market commentary for the Chicago Tribune, WGN News, NPR and the Wall Street Journal. She is passionate about helping women investors succeed, speaks frequently to women’s groups nationally, and is the host of “Bernstein Insights” Women & Wealth podcast series. Beata is on the Board of Women Employed. She is the proud mom of two energetic kids and tries to find time to read great books and travel.