People

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We hire experienced investors and technologists along with political scientists, Rhodes Scholars, Olympians, and veterans — individuals with a wide range of personal interests, backgrounds, and skillsets who are looking to push themselves and solve the toughest challenges our clients face. Learn more about our Operating Board of Directors, Leadership, and Partnership below.

Our Leadership
Learn more about the members of our key decision bodies — the Executive, Investment, Operating, and Commercial & Business Strategy Committees — as well as our department heads. These leaders shape our business in pursuit of long-term value for our clients.
Chief Executive Officer
Co-Chief Investment Officer
Co-Chief Investment Officer
Co-Chief Investment Officer
President & Chief Commercial Officer
Partner Director, Operating Board of Directors
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Co-Head of the Investment Engine
Co-Head of the Investment Engine
Co-Head of Technology and Director of Investment Systems
Co-Head of Technology
Head of Total Portfolio Strategies
Head of Institutional Advisory
Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary
Global Head of Distribution and Partnerships
Director of Investment Systems
Head of Enterprise Risk Management, and Partner Director on Bridgewater’s Operating Board
Global Head of Business Development
Head of Finance and Strategy
Chief Human Resources Officer
Senior Portfolio Strategist
Co-Chief Investment Officer for Sustainable Investing
Head of Culture and Talent
Co-Head of Fixed Income Research
Head of Client Service and Head of Geopolitics
Head of Real Estate and Facilities
Chief Security Officer
Head of Operations, Back Office
Bridgewater's Partners are committed to working together to ensure the firm's long-term success.
Stories About Our People
May 22, 2024
Chief Legal Advisor Rick Sharma has been recognized in the 2024 Empower Executive Role Model List for his industry leadership and fostering workplace inclusion at Bridgewater.
May 1, 2024
Claire joins a select class of 26 women leaders as part of a one-year fellowship designed to deepen their understanding of critical geopolitical trends in order to thrive in a complex and competitive global environment.
March 28, 2024
Co-Chief Investment Officer Karen Karniol-Tambour has been recognized among 100 women at the highest levels of leadership in US Finance.
February 29, 2024
Dr. Sian Leah Beilock, President of Dartmouth College and an independent director on Bridgewater’s Operating Board of Directors, has been recognized by Diverse: Issues In Higher Education as one of the “40 Women Making a Difference in the World of Academe.” Dr. Beilock is the first woman to serve as President of Dartmouth College and is an expert in the dynamics that enable more women to pursue and succeed in STEM fields.
December 4, 2023
Co-CIO Greg Jensen and Bridgewater’s Chief Scientist of AIA Labs and Head of Machine Learning, Jasjeet Sekhon, are named among the top "AI experts to know at some of Wall Street’s biggest hedge funds” by Business Insider. They are recognized for their distinct contributions in AI at Bridgewater and in recognition of their leading efforts for Wall Street’s AI ambitions.
November 28, 2023
Bridgewater’s Head of AI & Machine Learning Investment Strategy is recognized alongside other rising stars in the industry.
November 3, 2023
Co-CIO Karen Karniol-Tambour has been named to “The MarketWatch 50” 2023 list, where she is recognized for her actions, contributions, and insights as one of the most influential figures in markets today.
October 10, 2023
Greg joined Bridgewater in 1996 and has long invested in the firm’s AI/ML capabilities. He joins Insider’s AI 100 list alongside Bridgewater alumnus Dave Ferrucci and other experts from the world of finance, who will likely impact the future of artificial intelligence and how it may shape our lives.
September 2023
Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, Tracey Brady Yurko, has been named to INvolve’s 2023 “Top 100 Women Executives" list, recognizing her accomplishments in advancing women in business and championing gender diversity in the workplace.
September 2023
Lexie Toorock, a leader in our Global Wealth Business, was named one of INvolve’s 2023 HERoes “Top 100 Women Future Leaders,” in recognition of her remarkable impact on our business and significant contributions to advancing gender diversity both within and beyond the workplace.
September 2023
Global Currency Markets Lead is recognized among 25 honorees considered “the future of finance.”
August 8, 2023
The fellowship fosters connection and development for next-generation leaders from around the world and across sectors, and we are proud to have two of Bridgewater’s leaders joining this year’s esteemed cohort.
May 2023
The Empower Role Model Lists supported by YouTube showcase leaders who are paving the way when it comes to increasing representation and driving inclusion for others within the workplace.
May 5, 2023
Sarah Fass, Chief Human Resources Officer, has been recognized for her significant impact on the Bridgewater employee experience.
March 31, 2023
Bridgewater’s Co-Chief Investment Officer has been honored with the distinction for the fourth year in a row.
March 14, 2023
Bridgewater’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer joins a distinguished group of outstanding global leaders focused on shaping a more inclusive and sustainable future across sectors and boundaries.
November 29, 2022
Bridgewater’s Macro Research Team Lead is recognized alongside other rising stars in the industry.
November 9, 2022
As part of Hedge Fund Journal’s tenth annual report, Tobi and Joanna join several Bridgewater colleagues who have been recognized as “50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds”.
October 12, 2022
Nir describes the work required to complete a successful generational transition at Bridgewater and his vision for the firm's future across talent, culture, and business priorities.
September 2022
Bridgewater’s Head of Portfolio Research is recognized among 25 honorees considered “the future of finance.”
October 2022
Isabelle joins a group of leaders from across the US and around the globe, to address the intellectual, ethical, cultural, and policy questions that are central to effective leadership in today’s world.
August 2022
The veteran employment lawyer at Bridgewater will receive the Women, Influence, and Power in Law Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of the lasting mark she has made on the legal profession over her career.
August 2022
Melissa and Gavin join a fellowship class that will focus on equipping young leaders to tackle the defining global challenges facing the next generation.
May 2022
Leigh joins a group of leaders from around the globe, to address the intellectual, ethical, cultural, and policy questions that are central to effective leadership in today’s world.
May 19, 2022
Supported by Yahoo Finance, the EMpower Role Model Lists recognize leaders who are breaking barriers for people of color within their workplace and beyond.
May 19, 2022
For the second year in a row, Investment Associate Rutendo Chigora has been named to the EMpower Ethnic Minority Future Leaders List, recognized for her longstanding commitment to expanding opportunity at Bridgewater and beyond.
April 27, 2022
In an interview with Jessica Pliska for Forbes, Co-CEO Nir Bar Dea discusses growing up in Israel, the potential for growth through failure and reflection, and the power of Bridgewater’s radical transparency.
April 2022
Hailey and Danny were selected by the Australian American Leadership Dialogue to participate in the two-year YLD program, a professional development opportunity for rising leaders. Bridgewater congratulates them on this accomplishment.
April 8, 2022
As a 16-year veteran of the firm, Co-Chief Investment Officer Karen Karniol-Tambour is recognized alongside an inspiring group of trailblazers in the finance world for the third year in a row.
April 2022
Nicole joins a select class of 24 women leaders as part of a one-year fellowship designed to deepen their understanding of critical geopolitical trends in order to thrive in a complex and competitive global environment.
April 8, 2022
As a 13-year Bridgewater veteran who leads our fixed income research team, Alex is recognized among 10 distinguished up-and-comers in the industry.
April 7, 2022
Richard Falkenrath
At Bloomberg’s Wealth Summit, Chief Administrative Officer Richard Falkenrath joins Erik Schatzker for a discussion on how recent events have changed the global risk landscape. Drawing on history and his vast experience in the national security realm, Richard assesses the geopolitical implications of rising conflict and offers guidance on managing operational risk in this new environment.
March 28, 2022
In a feature published by The DESK, Head of Trading Execution Tobi Molko unpacks Bridgewater’s systemized approach to trading markets, building great teams, and her reflections on culture and leadership.
January 18, 2022
Bridgewater veteran Diana Zhang receives prestigious distinction for her work at Bridgewater and NeighborShare, a non-profit she co-founded.
March 2022
Natalee and Phil are recognized for their leadership and contributions as members of CFR’s Corporate Leaders Program, a unique professional development opportunity for rising stars.
December 9, 2021
Hear from some of our key leaders about the their life and work, as well as the culture and community that defines the Bridgewater experience.
December 9, 2021
Bridgewater’s Head of Corporate Engagement is honored for being a trailblazer throughout her career who has been clearing the path for women to follow.
November 10, 2021
Steven Kryger, an 11-year veteran of the firm who heads the research team of our founder and co-CIO Ray Dalio and serves as Team Lead, Emerging Markets Research, has been named to the 2021 OUTstanding LGBTQ+ Executive Role Model List, supported by Yahoo Finance. First named to the annual list in 2020, for the second year in a row this award recognizes Steven's efforts to make the workplace more welcoming and inclusive for all, within Bridgewater and beyond.
April 2021
Katie was selected as one of 28 fellows focused on addressing challenges in geopolitics and technology.
October 26, 2021
Long-time Bridgewater veterans Jessica and Sarah join a growing list of Bridgewater leaders to be recognized for this honor.
September 29, 2021
A 13-year Bridgewater veteran, Phil is recognized among 25 honorees considered “the future of finance.”
September 14, 2021
On the “Elevate Together” podcast, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary Tracey Brady Yurko reflects on her path to leadership, the evolution of Bridgewater’s legal department, and how leveraging technology has facilitated getting to “highest and best use.”
September 22, 2021
Bridgewater’s Head of Talent Acquisition and Onboarding is recognized as a social “intraprenuer” poised to lead change within the company and industry.
January 2021
Janani and Lexie were chosen to participate in the year-long fellowship program, which focuses on developing rising executives through thoughtful discussions, debates, and other events on complex issues in politics, the economy, and more.
January 2021
Alex and Lauren were selected by the Australian American Leadership Dialogue to participate in the two-year YLD program, a professional development opportunity for rising leaders.
Investment Associate Elena Gonzalez Malloy was recently named to INvolve's 2021 “Top 100 Women Future Leaders” list, recognizing her impact on communities inside and outside of Bridgewater.
Erin and Kate join a fellowship class that will focus on equipping young leaders to tackle the defining global challenges facing the next generation.
On the “Mojo Mondays” podcast, Head of Corporate Engagement Robyn Shepherd discusses how guiding others requires leaders to not just share advice, but to step beyond their own experience and do the work to understand the perspective of the person across the table.
The 7-year Bridgewater veteran moonlights as a local talk show host out of his own garage. While Brian spends most of his time behind a camera and microphone in his role as a senior media producer, he puts the same skills to work for his side hobby, interviewing local celebrities on his show, “Ten Minutes With.” His guests have included “Today” host Craig Melvin, comedian Gilbert Gottfried, and CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota.
Drawing on leadership experience from the Israeli Defense Forces, the United Nations, and as an entrepreneur, Bridgewater’s Co-Head of Investment Engine was recognized alongside other influential changemakers in the industry.
Since 2003, through Dalio Philanthropies, Bridgewater Founder Ray Dalio and his family have contributed over $1 billion to a wide range of meaningful causes — including health equity, social entrepreneurship, education, ocean exploration, and much more. In a conversation with Head of Corporate Engagement Robyn Shepherd, Ray discusses his approach to giving, why it’s a priority for him and his family, and the impact every individual can have.
Alfia, who works on digital strategy in our client service department, was recently featured in President George W. Bush’s project, “Out of Many, One,” which celebrates America’s pluralism with a book of immigration stories and a series of portraits painted by the former president.
An 11-year veteran of the firm, Co-Lead of Equity Research Erin Miles has pioneered our systematic approach towards carrying out micro research at scale. She is recognized alongside other industry leaders making impact well beyond their professional accomplishments.
Directors of Investment Research Karen Karniol-Tambour and Rebecca Patterson and Co-Lead of Equity Research Erin Miles join CEO David McCormick to discuss our latest research initiatives and offer advice from their journeys to the top of Bridgewater’s investment team.
A seven-year veteran of the firm, Jenn made Bridgewater history as the youngest person ever to be promoted to her role as a strategist and advisor to our clients.
As our Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, Tracey Yurko leads the legal and corporate governance functions for Bridgewater, managing legal risk across the firm and its funds. She was recently recognized by Corporate Counsel as a recipient of their 2020 “Women, Influence & Power in Law” award, honoring top lawyers who have made a remarkable difference in the legal profession.
Bridgewater’s Head of Corporate Engagement and 16-year veteran of the firm is recognized alongside other industry leaders for her impact, leadership, and mentorship of others.
Fulfilling dual roles as a researcher and idea-generator within our investment engine, as well as partner to Bridgewater’s sophisticated institutional client base, Senior Portfolio Strategist Phil Dobrin has established an impressive track record. He is recognized by Business Insider alongside a short list of others expected to be the next crop of leaders in finance.
Investment Associate Devon Long was recently recognized on Business Insider’s “Power Players of Quant” list. Having joined Bridgewater in 2012, Devon now leads our trading analytics team, playing a critical role in our investment process with expertise in market microstructure, transaction costs, and systematic trade execution.
An Investment Associate and 11-year Bridgewater veteran, Sean joins a fellowship class that will focus on equipping young leaders to tackle the defining global challenges facing the next generation.
One of the most high-profile women (and millennials) on Wall Street, Karen Karniol-Tambour is reshaping what leadership looks like in the investment industry. Forbes profiled her rise to one of the most important positions at Bridgewater and her unique approach to idea generation and investing.
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.
Named to Forbes's 30 Under 30 List in Finance, Gardner co-leads our fixed income team, heading up research to convert insights and investigations into the signals we use to trade the bond and credit markets.
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.”
In the ten years Erin has been with Bridgewater, she has played an integral role in shaping our understanding of markets and the global economy. We’re proud to see her recognized alongside a group of trailblazing women in the financial sector — including our own Helene Glotzer and Karen Karniol-Tambour who have recently shared the same honor.
Business Insider's Richard Feloni discusses how Ray Dalio built Bridgewater around a unique culture of radical transparency and what success means to Ray now at this point in his career. "My concept of success is having others successful without me."
Seth Birnbaum, Senior Portfolio Strategist on Bridgewater's Client Service team, was named to Institutional Investor's 2019 Hedge Fund Rising Stars list. Seth is an integral member of our team working both directly with clients and also behind the scenes to continue evolving the way we support our clients and their portfolios.
Jonathan York was recognized by Business Insider as one of eight technologists for leading “the most innovative and ambitious technology projects” at financial firms.
Atul joins a group of leaders from across the US and around the globe, to address the intellectual, ethical, cultural, and policy questions that are central to effective leadership in today’s world.
Bridgewater’s Co-Head of the Investment Engine and Director of Investment Systems joins a distinguished group of 85 individuals across 19 countries who will focus on building the core values and perspectives necessary for effective leadership in finance and society at-large.
Karen Karniol-Tambour, Co-Chief Investment Officer for Sustainability, was recognized for her work developing systematic insights on global markets and overseeing Bridgewater’s investment logic and portfolio construction.
Steven, a 10-year veteran of the firm, joins a class of 21 fellows who will champion the Council’s mission to build enduring relationships capable of addressing the most pressing global challenges we face.
Head of Sustainability Research Daniel Hochman leads Bridgewater’s research in Sustainable Investing. He has been an investor and researcher since joining the firm in 2011.
Melissa and Sean are recognized for their leadership and contributions as members of CFR’s Corporate Leaders Program, a unique professional development opportunity for rising stars.
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