Founder, Institute for Private Investors
In 1999, Beyer collaborated with The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania to create the first private wealth management curriculum for families in the country and continues to direct these investor programs at Wharton and other universities annually.
Prior to founding IPI, Beyer spent 20 years in financial services including stints at Bankers Trust Company, Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette and Lazard & Co. In September 2007, she was the third recipient, and first woman, honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at Institutional Investor's annual High-Net-Worth Industry Awards.
In 2012 Beyer funded the Principle Quest Foundation, a private 501c3 foundation whose mission is to support innovative education and mentoring programs for girls and women. Weekend retreats for women of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds are held twice a year, and five grants were made in 2013.
A graduate of Hunter College, Beyer also attended the University of Pennsylvania and the Stern/NYU Graduate School of Business Administration. She is past President of the Board of Trustees and a volunteer at the Westover School, an all-girls school in Middlebury, Connecticut and from 2009-2012 was on the Board of Trustees of the Museum of American Finance. She currently serves on the global association board of 100 Women in Hedge Funds, and is on the Advisory Board of Institutional Investor's Journal of Wealth Management. Beyer is co-chair of the newly created National Coalition of Girls Schools Alumnae Network.