Walsh College

Faculty Details

Bruce Beaumont

Bruce Beaumont 

  • Title
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor
  • Education
  • Phone
  • (248) 823-1635
  • Fax
  • (248) 689-0290
  • Brief Description
  • Mr. Beaumont is an Adjunct Professor in the Finance Department, where he has taught a variety of classes at both the undergraduate and graduate school level.  He has over thirty years of experience in the banking industry in a range of roles, and is currently a Managing Director of the PrivateBank in Bloomfield Hills, MI. His day-to-day responsibilities include serving as a Senior Portfolio Manager specializing in fixed income investments. 

    Bruce began his career with the First National Bank of Chicago as a First Scholar Management Trainee.  Upon completion of this program he became a Government Bond Trader on the Primary Dealer Desk.  He made markets for institutional customers throughout the yield curve and was promoted to Vice President in 1986.  

    After relocating to Michigan, Bruce was named the Head Government Bond trader at Michigan National Bank.  He later served as Portfolio Manager for the Independence One Fixed Income, Government Securities and Michigan Tax-Exempt mutual funds. Bruce was instrumental in developing and managing a $500 million Mortgage-Backed Dollar Roll program, and was recognized as Investment Banking Division’s Most Profitable Team Member in 1992. After the merger with LaSalle Bank, Bruce was named Director of Taxable Fixed Income and served on the Bank’s Asset Allocation Committee. His day-to-day responsibilities included the management of investment portfolios for institutional and high net worth individual clients. He is well versed in both the equity and bond markets and provides economic overviews for clients as well as the general public. His market commentaries have been televised on several business channels, including Reuters, Bloomberg, CNN and CNN-fn.

    Mr. Beaumont received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Alma College. He also earned a Masters of Business Administration from Northwestern University and a Master of Economics degree from Walsh College.  Bruce is a Chartered Financial Analyst, and has passed the Certified Public Accountant examination.  

    Bruce is a member of the Financial Analyst Society of Detroit, and served as a Grader for the Chartered Financial Analyst examination in Charlottesville, Virginia for five years.  During the winter months he prepares individual tax returns, and is an avid cyclist and golfer during the summer months.  He has been married to his wife Susan for 30 years, and they are the proud parents of three adult sons.

    Last Updated: October 2014