Bernadette Bartels Murphy, Pioneering Wall Street Trader, Dies at 86

“My timing was right, my expectation of what would happen to stocks was on the money, so I got calls from institutions and invitations to lunch,” Ms. Murphy said in the book. “And so started my business.”

Recognition…via Murphy family

She appeared on Wall Street Week in 1979, which aired on Friday night.

Ms. Murphy was known within the industry for her contributions to trade groups and civic organizations. She has served at various times as President of the Chartered Market Technicians Association, the New York Society of Security Analysts, and the Financial Women’s Association. She was a charter member and governor of the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute, trustee of Pace University, and a board member of the American Lung Association of New York City.

“Everyone in an organization was always trying to get Bernadette to join, which she often did because she was a social bee,” said Sheila Baird, founding partner of investment firm Kimelman & Baird, where Ms. Murphy was a primary market analyst for many years.

Bernadette Bartels was born on City Island in the Bronx on April 9, 1934, the son of Joseph Francis Bartels, a stationary engineer (maintenance of industrial machines and systems), and Julia (Flynn) Bartels, a Nurse. She was the youngest of four children. She is survived by her sister Julia Campbell.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Our Lady of Good Counsel (now part of Pace University) in White Plains, NY. She credited her father with using her education to make a career.

“I knew for a fact that I would achieve something before my wedding. That was my driving force, ”she said to Ms. Herera. “I wanted to be a fulfilled person, confident.”

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