George Herbert Walker IV

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George Herbert Walker IV (born April 1969) is the Chairman and CEO of Neuberger Berman. Formerly a Partner and Managing Director at Goldman Sachs, Walker was recruited to rival investment bank, Lehman Brothers, to head its Investment Management Division, of which Neuberger was a part. Following Lehman's bankruptcy and the announcement of the sale of Neuberger, Walker assumed his present position.[1][2]


Walker comes from a successful family of industrialists and financiers, originally from St. Louis, Missouri. Walker's great-grandfather, George Herbert Walker, was the founder of G. H. Walker & Co., a securities firm, which eventually became part of Merrill Lynch. An avid golfer, he was also the namesake of amateur golf's Walker Cup. His grandfather, George Herbert Walker, Jr., was a co-founder of the NY Mets and his father, George Herbert Walker III, was U. S. ambassador to Hungary. Walker was raised in St. Louis, Missouri and has a younger sister, Carter. Walker's grand-aunt, Dorothy, married Senator Prescott Bush, father of U.S. President George Herbert Walker Bush and grandfather of U.S. President George Walker Bush. He is thus a second cousin of former President George W. Bush.

He is married to the former Nancy Dorn.


Walker went to the University of Pennsylvania where he received the Harry S. Truman Scholarship[3] and was a Benjamin Franklin Scholar, graduated Phi Beta Kappa and received a dual degree- a B.S. and a B.A., both summa cum laude. He also received his MBA as a Palmer Scholar from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania[4] after completing the 5 year MBA program. He was a member of the St. Anthony Hall fraternity.


Walker began his career on Wall Street when he joined Goldman Sachs in the Merger Department in 1992 and six years later, in 1998, became of one of the firm's youngest partners ever.[4] He held several senior positions at Goldman, including co-head of the firm's Wealth Management business, and head of Alternative Investment strategies. In May 2006, Walker resigned from Goldman Sachs to become global head of Lehman Brothers' Investment Management.


  1. ^ "Neubarger To Be Acquired By Bain Capital And Hellman & Friedman". Neubarger Berman. Archived from the original on 2009-03-20. 
  2. ^ "Lehman Brothers' presidential connections". CNN Money. Retrieved 31 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Meet our 1989 Truman Scholars". Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation. Retrieved 31 July 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Lessons in Leadership: George Walker C '91, WH '91, WG '92". University of Pennsylvania. Archived from the original on 2008-05-18. Retrieved 18 May 2008.