Brown Brothers Harriman Appoints Justin Reed as Deputy CIO

September 17, 2020
  • Private Banking

Reed joins BBH’s Private Banking business as a key member of the Investment Research Group.

New York, NY, September 17, 2020 – Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. (BBH), is pleased to announce that Justin Reed, formerly of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, has joined the firm as Deputy Chief Investment Officer within its Private Banking business. In this role, Justin reports to Private Banking Chief Investment Officer Suzanne Brenner and is a key member of the Investment Research Group, which is responsible for manager selection, capital allocation and investment decisions across the firm’s Private Banking client portfolio.

“We are delighted to welcome Justin to BBH and to our Private Banking business” said Jeff Meskin, Partner and Head of Private Banking. “BBH strives to be the trusted advisor to the private business owners, families, and endowments and foundations, and our Investment Research Group is critical in delivering investment excellence to those clients. Justin’s expertise and experience will be a great benefit to the team and our clients.”

Justin brings extensive investment research experience to his role at BBH. Most recently, Justin served as Senior Investment Officer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art where he helped manage the Met’s $3.5 billion endowment, including manager sourcing and evaluation, asset allocation, performance analysis, market commentary, liquidity management, and investment committee communications. Prior to joining the Met in 2016, Justin was a Senior Associate at Princeton University Investment Company (PRINCO) where he directed efforts in Independent Return, which represented 25% of the then-$23 billion endowment. Justin is a graduate of Princeton University as well as Harvard Business School and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He was named to Chief Investment Officer magazine’s NextGen Top 25 List in 2018 and Trusted Insight’s Top 30 Foundation Rising Stars in 2017.

“I have known Justin for many years now and I’m thrilled that he has decided to join BBH,” said Suzanne Brenner. “Justin has a proven track record of investing excellence and shares our differentiated investment philosophy. I am confident that Justin will thrive at BBH and deliver excellence for our clients.”

“I could not be more excited to join BBH. BBH is such a special institution, and I am drawn to its differentiated investment approach, unique private partnership model and culture of excellence. I am honored to be a member of this team. I look forward to leveraging my investment expertise to deliver best-in-class investment strategies and exceptional service to BBH’s clients,” Justin Reed said.


About Brown Brothers Harriman

BBH is a privately held financial institution that has been a thought leader and solutions provider for over 200 years. The firm serves individuals, families, businesses and institutions in its three business lines: Private Banking, Investment Management, and Investor Services. BBH’s culture of accountability fosters deep and lasting relationships built on commitment, adaptability and trust. The company is independent, selective, and specialized by design.

BBH operates its global business out of seventeen offices located in New York, Boston, Beijing, Charlotte, Chicago, Dublin, Grand Cayman, Hong Kong, Jersey City, Kraków, London, Luxembourg, Nashville, Philadelphia, Tokyo, Wilmington and Zürich.


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