Beste Portnoff
Head of Operational Due Diligence at Bessemer Trust


Ms. Portnoff is Principal and Head of Operational Due Diligence at Bessemer Trust. In this role, she is responsible for managing operational due diligence reviews of external managers within the Alternative Investments and External Manager Solutions advisory programs. She also manages the operational and business risk reviews of Sub-Advisers selected by the Old Westbury mutual funds. She is a member of the firm’s Hedge Funds, Private Equity, Real Assets, and External Manager Solutions Investment Committees. 

Prior to joining Bessemer, Beste was Hedge Fund Analyst at 3G Capital (formerly Synthesis Asset Management) in New York. She has held financial analyst positions at Global Securities (USA) in New York, Premier Farnell in Chicago, and Kocbank Investment Banking in Istanbul, Turkey.

Beste earned an M.A. in economics from New York University and a B.A. in economics from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

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