Richard Bernstein is an American registered investment advisor, professor, author and current Michigan Supreme Court Justice, who until 2014 was practicing at The Law Offices of Sam Bernstein located in Farmington Hills, Michigan until his election to the Michigan Supreme Court.. He is also he former Chief Investment Strategist at Merrill Lynch where he determined the firm's asset allocation for equities, fixed income, commodities, and alternative investments.
He holds an MBA in finance, with Beta Gamma Sigma distinction, from New York University, and a BA in economics from Hamilton College. Mr. Bernstein has nearly 30 years' experience on Wall Street, and has lectured on finance and economics at numerous colleges, universities and professional forums. A much-noted expert on equity, style and asset allocation, Mr. Bernstein was voted to Institutional Investor magazine's annual "All-America Research Team" eighteen times, including ten as the top-ranked analyst in his category. He was also twice named to both Fortune magazine's "All-Star Analysts" and to Smart Money magazine's "Power 30".
Mr. Bernstein has published two books, Style Investing - Unique Insight into Equity Management and Nagivate the Noise: Investing in the New Age of Media and Hype. He donates all proceeds from the sale of these books to charity.