Alan Bowser

Chief Diversity Officer

Alan joined Bridgewater in 2011 and is currently Chief Diversity Officer. He is also a Partner and a member of the firm’s Operating Committee. Prior to this, Alan was Co-Head of the Americas Region and served as the senior advisor to the CEO and the Diversity and Inclusion leadership team. Most of Alan’s 25 years in the financial services industry has been dedicated to leading investment advisory teams serving institutions, family offices, and ultra-high net worth individuals in the US and Latin America. Prior to joining Bridgewater, he was Managing Director and Head of Investment Services at UBS Wealth Management Americas and, before that, Managing Director and Head of Client Solutions at the Citibank Private Bank. Alan's career spans 35 years and includes leadership roles in politics and non-profit management.

Alan is a Lifetime Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. His volunteer work focuses on the communities and organizations that have impacted his life. He is Chairman of the Board for the Black Hedge Fund Professionals Network. He is also a former Governing Board Member for the Robert Toigo Foundation, served on the Boards of the New York Urban League and the University of Pennsylvania, and as Vice Chairman of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Task Force on Ethics. In 2020, he was recognized as one of the top 100 "EMPower Ethnic Minority Executive Role Models." Alan received his BS in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and his M.Phil. in Politics from Oxford University.

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More from Alan Bowser
July 18, 2022
In "Morning Brew," Chief Diversity Officer Alan Bowser speaks to how radical transparency supports decision-making at Bridgewater.
March 29, 2022
Our Chief Diversity Officer helped design the three-week virtual program which helps participants evaluate their career options, regardless of whether they ultimately pursue a path in financial services.
February 26, 2022
In an interview with CT Insider, Co-Head of Americas Region and Chief Diversity Officer Alan Bowser explains Bridgewater’s commitment and approach to increasing the diversity of its talent pipeline, including the recently launched Rising Fellows program.
September 24, 2021
In a recent interview, Alan Bowser, Co-Head of Americas Region and Chief Diversity Officer, described some of his key takeaways from running Diversity and Inclusion at Bridgewater. He explains how the use of feedback and transparency coupled with a sense of humility have been essential throughout his journey.
March 28, 2021
After 25 years in finance and ten years serving some of our largest institutional clients, Co-Head of Americas Region Alan Bowser has taken on the additional role of Chief Diversity Officer. Alan's business-driven Diversity and Inclusion insights are discussed in his recent piece published by Fast Company. He details the hidden cycle underrepresented talent face in trying to make it to the top.
December 14, 2020
Bridgewater’s Chief Diversity Officer and Co-Head of the Americas Region, Alan Bowser, recently joined the Knowledge@Wharton podcast to discuss the importance of mentorship and opportunity in the career advancement of diverse talent.
June 2020
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.
November 10, 2020
Former Chief Diversity Officer Alan Bowser joined Black Hedge Fund Professionals Network to discuss Bridgewater’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Alan conveyed how our culture of embracing differences of opinion helps to create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace, in addition to describing the work we have ahead of us.
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