Contrarian Themes for 2022

October 26th, 2021 4:15pm EST | 1:15pm PST Your Desk!

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Whether one believes bubbles rule the day or not, one has to admit there’s at least a fair amount of speculation. With value itself becoming increasingly scarce, RBA is looking for contrarian themes for 2022.

Please join Richard Bernstein on Tuesday, October 26th at 4:15 PM ET for RBA’s Quarterly Market Update, "Contrarian Themes for 2022."

Key learning objectives:

  • Why the need for diversification is so important in today’s market environment.
  • Why valuation, not stories, ultimately determines investment returns.
  • Where to find investment opportunities outside of the bubble.
  • The potential risks investors might face in equity and bond markets leading into 2022 and beyond.
  • How RBA is uniquely positioned for the current changing market environment.


Richard Bernstein

CEO/CIO, Richard Bernstein Advisors

Mr. Bernstein founded Richard Bernstein Advisors LLC (RBA) in 2009. The firm utilizes a unique top-down approach to investing, focusing on macro trends rather than individual stock selection. RBA is one of the fastest growing money management firms, is among Morningstar’s Top 10 ETF Model Managers in assets and partners with some of the world’s leading financial institutions.

Mr. Bernstein has over 40 years’ experience on Wall Street, and was formerly the Chief Investment Strategist at Merrill Lynch & Co. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch in 1988, he held positions at E.F. Hutton and Chase Econometrics/IDC.

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, and is one of only fifty-seven analysts inducted into the Institutional Investor “Hall of Fame”. He was also twice named to both Fortune magazine’s “All-Star Analysts” and to Smart Money magazine’s “Power 30”, and was a member of Registered Rep’s “Ten to watch” for 2012. His book “Style Investing: Unique Insight into Equity Management” is widely viewed as the seminal book on style-oriented investment strategies. He donates the profits from that and his other book, “Navigate the Noise: Investing in the New Age of Media and Hype,” to charity.

Mr. Bernstein is chair of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation endowment’s Investment Committee (~$2.0 billion) and sits on the Hamilton College endowment’s Investment Committee (~$1 billion); he is a trustee of both institutions. He is also a member of the Journal of Portfolio Management’s Advisory Committee, a Program Reviewer for the CFA Curriculum, and former adjunct faculty of the NYU/Stern Graduate School of Business.

Rich holds an MBA in finance, with Beta Gamma Sigma distinction, from New York University, and a BA in economics from Hamilton College. He has lectured on finance and economics at numerous colleges, universities and professional forums.

Terry Ober

National Director - Portfolio Specialist Group, Richard Bernstein Advisors

Terry Ober is national director - portfolio specialists group with Richard Bernstein Advisors.

Before RBA, Mr. Ober was a regional vice president for ING U.S. Investment Management. Prior to joining ING in 2012, he was senior vice president, portfolio specialist with Cohen & Steers Capital Management. Terry has over 31 years of investment experience.

Terry has a BS from Babson College in Wellesley, MA. He is based in the Boston, MA area.

Disclaimer: The views expressed during this webinar, which may include forward looking statements, are those of the portfolio manager and are as of today's date only. These views are subject to change at any time based upon market or other conditions, and the investment adviser disclaims any responsibility to update such views. These views may not be relied on as investment advice and, because investment decisions are based on many factors, may not be relied on as an indication of trading intent on behalf of any Richard Bernstein Advisors strategy. Any examples discussed should not be considered an indication of the experience of clients. It should not be presumed that any strategies discussed will be profitable or will equal the experience of the example. The views and strategies described may not be suitable for all investors.

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