Irene Bergman, Senior Vice President and Financial Advisor at Stralem & Company, Inc., a New York asset management firm founded in 1966, has passed away.
Born in Berlin, Germany on August 2nd, 1915 to a prominent private banker, she started her career in 1942 after arriving as a refugee from Europe. At Stralem & Co, Bergman helped oversee about $1 billion and managed accounts for U.S. and international clients. She joined the company in 1973 from Loeb, Rhoades & Co., where she worked six years as an investment manager in the international department. She previously spent a decade as an assistant manager in Hallgarten & Co.’s foreign department, working on merger arbitrages and writing a weekly market letter.
Bergman stopped going to the office in December 2014 and worked from home until her death. To celebrate her 100th birthday, she was invited to ring the bell at the New York Stock Exchange.