Barbara-Ann Bernard

Wincrest Capital
Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Barbara Ann was named a Young Global Leader in 2018 by the World Economic Forum and one of the 50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds in 2019 by Ernst & Young and the Hedge Fund Journal and to the Bretton Woods Climate Finance Working Group in 2022. She has a passion for investing that goes back to her days as a 15-year-old who persuaded Sir John Templeton, a fellow Bahamian resident, to take her on board for the first of what would become a series of summer jobs at Templeton, instilling a fundamental value-oriented investment approach to the public markets. Later, she pursued investment banking at Goldman Sachs, followed by alternative asset management at Deutsche Bank, and was an investment analyst at Holowesko Partners for a decade before founding Wincrest. Today, she is the portfolio manager of the Wincrest Contraria Fund, a global long/short equity fund and the Energy Transition Fund. She is a graduate of Li Po Chun United World Colleges in Hong Kong and the London School of Economics, where she Chaired the LSE Business Society. She currently serves on the Finance Committee of the Lyford Cay Foundation, chairs the United World Colleges Bahamian National Committee, and is a Co-founder of the Variant Perspectives - Women in Investing Conference.

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