Dayne Crist

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I’ve Been Here Before

Leading your team down the field in front of 100,000 people and helping clients navigate critical financial decisions isn’t all that different. Intense preparation and total dedication are the common links. It’s a privilege to have run in both lanes.

What inspired you to join Bernstein?

My entire life has revolved around competing at the highest level and accomplishing goals, without taking any shortcuts. Following a collegiate and professional football career, I was introduced to Bernstein. I was immediately drawn to the firm’s reputation as a revered leader in global investment research and management. While that alone appealed to the competitor within me, I was even more attracted to the Bernstein culture. In particular, the fact that Bernstein is a fiduciary and completely aligns with its clients’ interests resonated with me. That mentality permeates throughout the entire firm. I knew I needed to be a part of this place.

What passions do you pursue outside of work?

While I have an absolute penchant for playing golf, traveling, watching sports (especially my Notre Dame Fighting Irish) and trying new wines, nothing compares to spending time with my family and friends. Football is what I did, working at Bernstein is what I do, but my role as a husband and father is who I am.

What is the most fulfilling aspect of being an advisor to your clients?

I am incredibly grateful for the trust my clients have placed in me and I take this responsibility very seriously. It gives me a great deal of joy to assist in actualizing my clients’ goals and dreams. I believe that life is about service, and I’m honored to have impacted the lives of my clients in a way that feels long-lasting and larger than myself. Not every day is an easy one, however, I can sleep well at night knowing that I have done right by them.