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Diversity drives creativity and innovation, and unlocking the power of that diversity requires inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion at Bridgewater

Our values — meaningful work and meaningful relationships, independent thinking, and creating an environment where the best ideas win — naturally lead us to embrace diversity and treasure our differences. Given our mission to have the deepest possible understanding of global economies, we seek to find, retain, and grow the best talent across gender identity, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, gained experiences, and more. Unlocking the power of that diversity requires an inclusive environment. We believe that when people are truly included on the mission, they think more deeply about the best answers, and push harder on the toughest problems.

In pursuit of this vision, Bridgewater has a dedicated diversity and inclusion team reporting directly to CEO David McCormick, several affinity groups to empower our diverse communities, and a senior council charged with continuing to make Bridgewater a vibrant, inclusive community.

Learn more about our strategy, approach, and outcomes.

Our employee affinity groups are open to all members of the Bridgewater community, regardless of how they identify.
Diversity and Inclusion is a top priority at Bridgewater. Learn more about the D&I work that is essential to living out our values and succeeding on our mission.
August 27, 2020
David McCormick
David describes how benefits are a critical lever for living out our values and commitment to diversity and inclusion. He outlines the importance of starting with the right questions, thinking through second- and third-order consequences, and being both highly systematic and iterative in the approach.
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.
June 2020
Bridgewater recently hosted industry leader and longtime client and friend, Raytheon CIO Robin Diamonte. In a discussion hosted by Bridgewater Client Advisor Jessica Oleson, Robin talks about her journey to the top and the role of leadership in advancing Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace.
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 2, 2020
This year, Pride Month began against the backdrop of a critical national conversation about race and racial injustice. Leaders of Bridgewater’s LGBTQ+ affinity network, B Proud, wrestled with how to celebrate the month in this context and sent the following email to the company in solidarity and allyship with the Black community. Read the full message.
CEO David McCormick shared the following email with colleagues in response to the protests and riots unfolding across the United States.
Director of Investment Research Karen Karniol-Tambour recalls how opportunity, mentorship, and feedback helped her rise through the ranks of Bridgewater. Karen was interviewed by CEO David McCormick at an event hosted by Declare, a global community dedicated to empowering women along their leadership journey.
Harlem Children's Zone's president, Geoffrey Canada, sat down with Bridgewater 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," he said.
As an autistic adult, Robison spoke to the Bridgewater community about neurological diversity and living in a world that doesn’t always support his way of processing or thinking — and how sometimes what seems like a barrier can create a competitive advantage when placed in an inclusive and supportive environment.
The author and former Wall Street executive — who overcame significant personal challenges in her own life — encouraged audience members to take charge of their own success, finding a path even when none seems to exist.
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.
Members of Bridgewater’s core diversity team and employee affinity networks attended Management Leadership for Tomorrow's 15th Anniversary Celebration, which recognized the organization’s efforts over the years to equip and embolden people from underrepresented communities to succeed and advance to senior leadership in their respective fields. Photo credit: Laos Fois.
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.
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 sat down with the Bridgewater community to discuss the research that helps guide her company’s mission.
A veteran himself, CEO David McCormick encourages readers to shift the narrative around veterans and support their transition back to the civilian world.
Members of Bridgewater’s LGBTQ+ and Ally Network attend The Center Dinner this year, which raised critical funds to support The Center’s life-saving and life-enhancing programs for members of the LGBTQ+ community in the New York City area. We were proud to sponsor this year's event, and we were moved by the award recipients and speakers who are doing their part to empower this community. Photo credit: Matteo Prandoni for BFA.com.
Embracing diversity and treasuring our differences is core to who we are. To build a workplace rooted in meaningful work and meaningful relationships, we need to ensure that we are growing the best talent and implementing the right programs and policies to promote and retain them. While we’ve made progress, we know that we still have room to improve. Read more about what we are doing in FundFire’s second annual survey of diversity initiatives at the largest hedge funds.
The Bridgewater Hispanic + Latinx Network (HLN) aims to connect, enrich, and advance the experience of members of our Hispanic and Latin American community and allies.
Bridgewater’s Black Network hosted Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick for a discussion on the principles that helped shape his career journey as part of our Black History Month celebration.
The Women’s Influence Network (WIN) empowers women through networking and development opportunities and engages the whole community in dialogue.
The Bridgewater Black Network (BBN) celebrates the courageous voices of African Americans in politics, business, art, and literature.
Bridgewater's LGBTQ+ network, B Proud, looks to explore identity and build community with LGBTQ+ employees and their allies.
This case study highlights how Bridgewater’s culture and the quality of our people support our Diversity & Inclusion mission to foster an environment in which people can bring their full selves to work, succeed on the basis of merit, and to eliminate anything that gets in the way of people bringing their best to the table. The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) published a report on the Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) efforts within our industry including a feature of Bridgewater’s culture, D&I efforts, and the personal story of former co-CEO, Eileen Murray.

Our Partners

To continue building our expertise in diversity and inclusion, we are proud to work with external partners who are dedicated to equipping people from underrepresented communities to succeed in our industry and beyond.


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