Charles E. Helme

Managing Director

Charles Helme joined BH Asset Management as Managing Director of Investments in 2010. From 2002 to 2010, Mr. Helme was Senior Portfolio Manager of Pinnacle Associates, Ltd, in New York, where he managed portfolios for corporations, endowments, universities, pensions, and high-net-worth individuals across several strategies.

For seven years prior to joining Pinnacle, Mr. Helme was Managing Director of Investments at Carret and Company LLC, acting as Portfolio Manager to both institutions and high-net-worth individuals. From 1988 to 1995, Mr. Helme rose to Senior Investment Officer and Chairman of the Investment Policy Committee at Republic National Bank (now HSBC, USA). At this bank and various holding company subsidiaries, Mr. Helme was responsible for all Trust and Investment Management portfolio investments for separate accounts and several mutual fund strategies. Previously, he was Vice President of Investments for Moran Asset Management, a leading investment counselor and mutual fund advisor. He began his career in 1980 at Ernst & Company, New York Stock Exchange, and American Stock Exchange Specialists. Mr. Helme graduated from New York University Stern School of Business.


Robert F. Searing

Chief Financial Officer

Bob Searing joined BH Asset Management, LLC in 2010. With a strong background in capital markets and financial management, Bob is an accomplished financial professional and manager. In addition to being a Registered Representative, Bob is a licensed CPA in New York State. He serves as an outside Director for Glassbridge Enterprise, Inc., (OTC, GLAE) on the Audit Committee. 

Prior to launching BH, Bob was COO of Schottenfeld Group, LLC, from 2003-2009, where he was responsible for supporting several hedge funds and a proprietary trading group. Prior to Schottenfeld, Bob was the COO of Carret & Company, LLC, responsible for the management of the $2 billion investment advisor and broker-dealer, where he headed up the “Acquisition Committee” responsible for acquiring independent investment advisors. Prior to Carret, Bob was the President and CEO of Inverlat International, Inc., and Executive Vice President of Daiwa Securities America, Inc. He started on Wall Street at Shearson Lehman Hutton in 1979, after a four-year stint at Pricewaterhouse Coopers as a CPA in the Corporate Accounting Division. Bob graduated from Hofstra with a BBA in Accounting and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.


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