Erik W. Bernhardt, CFA is a director of Artisan Partners and member of the Investment Operations group, which is tasked with supporting the firm’s current investment teams, as well as identifying new investment talent. Prior to joining Artisan, Mr. Bernhardt was a director at Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company, where he served as portfolio manager for multi-strategy hedge fund portfolios and researched hedge fund teams, predominantly in Europe. He was also a member of the firm’s Investment Committee. Previously, Mr. Bernhardt served as senior consulting associate at Cambridge Associates in Washington DC. Mr. Bernhardt holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and History from Principia College and a Master of Business Administration from UCLA. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).