Gianna Bern

Gianna Bern

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Associate Teaching Professor of Finance; Academic Director, Master of Science in Finance

Office: 247 Mendoza College of Business
Phone: 574-631-0434

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Areas of Expertise

International finance, energy project finance, risk management, global energy markets

After a 25-year career in finance, Bern joined the Mendoza College of Business faculty. Bern is a founding principal of Chicago-based Brookshire Advisory and Research Inc., a research and consulting firm focused on the energy sector. Brookshire is a consultant to global corporate clients and publishes energy investment research for its clients. Bern is a former senior director at Fitch Ratings’ Corporate Finance Latin America group focused on oil, gas and utilities. Prior to that, she managed a $2.1 billion commercial lease portfolio for a large commercial lessor. She has held managerial positions at BP PLC and Amoco Oil in energy economics, market analytics and risk management. In 2011, Bern authored the business textbook “Investing in Energy: A Primer on the Economics of the Energy Industry” (Wiley/ Bloomberg Financial Series). She is an occasional commentator on global energy markets on Bloomberg Television and other major media.


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The Wall Street Journal — Big Oil Firms Look to Save, While Smaller Upstarts Want to Spend
CBS News — How long will oil prices scrape bottom?
The New York Times — BP Reports 91 Percent Plunge in Fourth Quarter Earnings
The New York Times — Mining Sector in Turmoil as Anglo American Sheds 85,000 Jobs
Bloomberg TV — Oil May Not Rebound Until ‘Well Into 2016’: Bern
Bloomberg TV — Where Are Crude Oil Prices Headed Next?
BBC World Radio — Hope for Ebola Vaccine
Bloomberg — Oilfield Writedowns Loom as Plummeting Prices Gut Drilling Values
USA Today — Ahead of OPEC meeting, crude oil sinks to another multi-year low
Reuters — BP ‘grossly negligent’ in 2010 U.S. spill, fines could be $18 bln
The Daily Mail — Russia faces having assets seized around the world after international court rules it has to pay $50billion to shareholders of energy company Putin’s government destroyed
Associated Press — Russia ordered to pay $50 billion over Yukos
Bloomberg — Is Iranian Crude About to Flood the Oil Market?
Bloomberg — Iran Opening Beckons Peugeot to BAT as Western Brands Entice
Bloomberg — Iran Oil Return May Be Slow Amid Jostling for Foreign Investors
PBS Newshour — Assaults on Iraqi oil fields sow worry over global gas prices