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Gianna Bern

Adjunct Assistant Professional Specialist
Department of Finance


L048 Mendoza College of Business
Notre Dame, IN 46556





Gianna Bern is an adjunct assistant professional specialist in the Finance department. Bern is also a principal of Brookshire Advisory and Research, Inc., a Chicago-based independent equity investment research and consulting firm focused on the energy sector. She is an authority on the global energy markets and author of Investing in Energy: A Primer to the Economics of the Energy Industry (Bloomberg/Wiley 2011). Bern is a former senior director of corporate finance at Fitch Ratings, with responsibility for oil, gas and utilities sectors in Latin America. Previously, she managed a $2 billion commercial lease portfolio and held a managerial-level position in corporate treasury for six years. Earlier in her career, Bern was a former manager of Risk Management at BP Amoco Plc. with responsibility for trading and hedging energy commodities. She began her career at Continental Bank (now Bank of America) in corporate finance. Bern holds both the Registered Investment Advisor and Commodity Trading Advisor designations.