The spread of the COVID-19 virus throughout the world is a shock that has significant impact on people's lives as well as economies and markets. Explore research on how we are assessing the impact of this event, as well as how we handle this or other such shocks in our investment process.
Our employees are known for the unconventional paths that lead them here — and CEO David McCormick is no exception. Learn how each part of David’s journey, from the Gulf War to the US Department of the Treasury, prepared him to lead Bridgewater.
Amidst a national groundswell in conversation about racial injustice, the Bridgewater Black Network and its allies invited the entire Bridgewater community to a special event, created in the spirit of educating the Bridgewater community about the lived experience of Black people in America.
Bridgewater's competitive edge is our pioneering workplace culture. We believe meaningful work and meaningful relationships emerge when you assemble high-performing teams and push them to engage in rigorous and thoughtful inquiry.
The Human Rights Campaign is the country's premiere organization supporting LGBTQ+ civil rights. Their annual Corporate Equality Index is considered the gold standard for companies and organizations that strive to be inclusive of members of the LGBTQ+ community. Earning a top score of "100," Bridgewater is proud to be recognized as a top workplace for LGBTQ+ talent.

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Our investment process is driven by a tireless pursuit to understand how the world’s markets and economies work — using cutting edge technology to validate and execute on timeless and universal investment principles.

Founded in 1975, we are a community of independent thinkers who share a commitment for excellence. By fostering a culture of openness, transparency, and inclusion, we strive to unlock the most complex questions in investment strategy, management, and corporate culture.

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June 23, 2020
Karen Karniol-Tambour, Melissa Saphier, Hemanth Sanjeev
By guaranteeing very low interest rates years into the future, the central bank can leverage Yield Curve Control (YCC) policies to finance large government deficits without putting upward pressure on the cost of borrowing. Karen Karniol-Tambour and members of our research team explain how YCC has moved from an abstract concept to a practice that the world’s largest central banks have adopted or are heavily considering.
June 8, 2020
Greg Jensen, Jim Haskel
As policy makers respond to the COVID-19 pandemic with coordinated monetary and fiscal measures of unprecedented size and scope, they are faced with two risks: deflation as a result of too little action, and stagflation as a result of doing too much. Senior Portfolio Strategist Jim Haskel and Co-CIO Greg Jensen discuss our global outlook, the challenges policy makers face in this environment, and prospects for either deflation or inflation.
June 19, 2020
Ray Dalio, Jim Haskel
The coronavirus has accelerated a new paradigm of coordinated monetary and fiscal policy where central banks are printing money to finance large budget deficits and spark spending. Senior Portfolio Strategist Jim Haskel and Co-CIO Ray Dalio explore why the by-product — zero or near-zero interest rates across the developed world — is a critical issue for investors to understand and how similar moments in history can provide valuable lessons to navigate volatility.
Our Co-Head of the Americas Region, Alan Bowser, has been named to the 2020 EMpower Ethnic Minority Executive Role Model List, supported by Yahoo Finance.
June 12, 2020
Amidst a national groundswell in conversation about racial injustice, the Bridgewater Black Network and its allies hosted a two-part presentation to educate the Bridgewater community about the experiences that have shaped the lives of our Black colleagues and to briefly illustrate America’s history of systemic racism across several dimensions. With permission from all involved, we are sharing a recording of the event in case individuals or organizations find it useful.
April 23, 2020
Bob Prince, Jim Haskel
In conversation with Senior Portfolio Strategist Jim Haskel, Co-CIO Bob Prince examines the forces COVID-19 unleashed on the economy, the measures that will be required to restart the flywheel between income and spending, and the range of ways the shock is impacting different countries, sectors, and companies.
May 28, 2020
Greg Jensen, Jason Rogers
The economic downturn and policy response resulting from the COVID-19 shutdowns are different than in past recessions, as a collapse in income, rather than credit, drove the collapse in spending. Co-CIO Greg Jensen and Jason Rogers from our research team examine the holes that this has created in the real economy and asset markets as well as the challenges policy makers are likely to face when filling them.
May 31, 2020
CEO David McCormick shared the following email with colleagues in response to the protests and riots unfolding across the United States.
In a fireside chat hosted by Declare, CEO David McCormick interviews Head of Investment Research Karen Karniol-Tambour about her rise through the ranks of Bridgewater, the value of mentorship and feedback, and her outlook on the global economy.
Investing in China today provides opportunities for US investors beyond just the potential for a higher return stream. It also equips them with the knowledge and experience to engage with a massive foreign economy in the future. In an appearance at UTIMCO, Co-CIO Bob Prince discussed why it’s critical to be informed on China and ready for the next decade.
Harlem Children's Zone's president, Geoffrey Canada, sat down with Bridgewater's founder, Ray Dalio, to express the importance of investing in the country's youth at an early age, which Canada has done for over 30 years. "My mission is to help, at minimum, an additional million children in this country," Canada said.
In an exclusive interview on "60 Minutes" with Bill Whitaker, our founder, co-chairman and co-CIO Ray Dalio discusses the American dream, philanthropy, and life inside Bridgewater.
Almost every major driver of global corporate profit margins has improved in the last two decades, boosting equity returns. Co-CIO Greg Jensen examines the sustainability of these forces going forward.
November 26, 2019
Karen Karniol-Tambour, Phil Salinger, Blake Cecil, Jeremy Fraenkel
Policy makers have traditionally relied on broad, macroeconomic measures of how the economy is performing, such as GDP growth, the unemployment rate, and inflation. These measures are enshrined in most central bank mandates, for example. Over time, consistent economic growth with stable inflation led to rising prosperity, so these indicators were a pretty good proxy of what policy makers should pay attention to. But in recent years, social outcomes have increasingly diverged from traditional macroeconomic measures.
February 20, 2019
Melissa Saphier, Karen Karniol-Tambour, Pat Margolis
The best way we know to earn consistent returns and preserve wealth is to build portfolios that are as resilient as possible to the range of ways the world could unfold. To uncover vulnerabilities that are outside of investors’ recent lived experiences, we find it valuable to stress test portfolios across the various environments that have cropped up across countries throughout history.
April 6, 2020
Greg Jensen, Erin Miles, Gardner Davis, Nassim Fedel, William Brantley, Naim El-Far
In our continued efforts to measure the financial impact of the coronavirus, we estimate that corporate losses could result in a $20 trillion global ripple effect — a hit that will be felt from incomes and household balance sheets to central banks and governments.
Institutional Investor wrote about a recently published guide to diversity and inclusion in business from the Alternative Investment Management Association. Bridgewater's efforts were highlighted as a model that has found success in cultivating a more diverse workforce.
Long before Angela Ruggiero (’14-’15) joined Bridgewater Associates, it became clear that she thrives on the cutting edge. At nine years old, she was cut from an all-star hockey team for being a girl, even though she was among the best players on the ice. Her father gave her a choice. “You can quit and prove them right, or you can get on the horse and prove them wrong,” she recalls him telling her: “I chose the latter, and it was the best moment of my life.”
The Human Rights Campaign is the country's premiere organization supporting LGBTQ+ civil rights. Their annual Corporate Equality Index is considered the gold standard for companies and organizations that strive to be inclusive of members of the LGBTQ+ community. Earning a top score of "100," Bridgewater is proud to be recognized as a top workplace for LGBTQ+ talent.
As CEO and Co-Founder of Ellevest, a digital platform designed to encourage more women to invest, Sallie Krawcheck has seen first-hand the impact that financial literacy and access to markets can have on a woman’s life. She recently sat down with the Bridgewater community to discuss the research that helps guide her company’s mission.
Bridgewater was recognized by 24/7 Wall St. as the best company to work for in Connecticut, joining a list of peers that also make investing in their people a strategic priority.
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