Richard Bookbinder, Investment Committee Member and Senior Advisor to the Alex Brown Student Investment Program, Washington College
Richard Bookbinder is Senior Advisor to the Alex. Brown Student Investment Program at Washington College, and serves on the Washington College Board of Visitors and Governors Investment Committee. He has served as an external advisor to the Wharton Hedge Fund Club at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Mr. Bookbinder founded TerraVerde Capital Management in 2009, and actively manages the fund. TerraVerde is a green-investing investment fund that focuses on sustainability and green investments including clean tech, renewable energy, water, and agriculture. He started Bookbinder Capital Management LLC in 1999 and is actively involved in all aspects of fund management including portfolio allocation, manager research, and due diligence. Mr. Bookbinder was a Founding Principal of Sandler O’Neill & Partners, L.P, a leading investment bank specializing in middle-market financial institutions. Previously, Mr. Bookbinder was a Limited Partner and Associate Director in fixed-income sales at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. and before that he directed the sale of municipal bonds to institutions at L.F. Rothschild & Co. Mr. Bookbinder is registered with the National Futures Association as an NFA Associate Member, and currently holds a Series 3 registration with FINRA. Mr. Bookbinder earned a B.A. in Economics from Upsala College. He is a member of US SIF, the American Council on Renewable Energy, and CERES, and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Darrow School, New Lebanon, NY. His book, Fund of Funds Investing: a Roadmap to Portfolio Diversification, was published by John Wiley & Sons in 2009.