Franklin M. Berger
Franklin M. Berger joined the Board of BELLUS Health in May 2010, bringing over 25 years of experience in capital markets and financial analysis.
He also serves on the Board of Directors of ESSA Pharma, Kezar Life Sciences, Atreca, Rain Therapeutics and Atea Pharmaceuticals.
Mr. Berger served as a senior portfolio manager at Sectoral Asset Management; additionally he was co-founder, co-PM on the small-cap focused NEMO Fund at Sectoral, from 2007 through June 2008. Previously, he was Managing Director, Equity Research and Senior Biotechnology Analyst for J. P. Morgan Securities from 1998 to 2003. During his time at J.P. Morgan, he was involved with the issuance of over $12 billion in biotechnology company equity or equity-linked securities, including the Genentech initial public offering, the largest biotechnology financing to date. From 1997 to 1998, he served as a Director, Equity Research and Senior Biotechnology Analyst for Salomon Smith Barney and from 1991 to 1997, he served as a sell-side analyst for Josephthal & Co.
The Wall Street Journal selected Mr. Berger as the No. 1 ranked biotechnology analyst in its All-Star Analyst Survey in 1997 and was ranked No. 2 in the WSJ’s 2000 Survey. In 2002, Institutional Investor Magazine ranked him on J. P. Morgan’s 3rd-placed All-Star Research Team.
Mr. Berger received a B.A. in International Relations, an M.A. in International Economics from Johns Hopkins University and an M.B.A. from Harvard University. He is a Founding Fellow of the Biotechnology Study Center at New York University School of Medicine.