Atul Lele joined Bridgewater in 2018 as a Portfolio Strategist and is responsible for leading the Portfolio Strategist group. A senior member of the research group, Atul works closely with our Co-CIOs, and also partners with Bridgewater’s clients on their most important investment priorities, including developing investment strategies to meet their goals and providing insight into the research group’s thinking on global markets and economic conditions.
Atul is a 20+ year investment industry veteran. Prior to joining Bridgewater, Atul spent five years as the CIO of Deltec International Group, where he was responsible for their investment management and advisory activities, focusing on the investment strategy, portfolio management and analytical processes behind the firm’s strategic and tactical global macro funds. In this role, Atul was the primary author of the firm’s global macro research publications, with a specific focus on the interaction of global growth, liquidity conditions and asset prices. Prior to that, Atul spent five years as the Head of Strategy, Economics and Quantitative Research for Credit Suisse Australia, where his research was top ranked by clients and external surveys over multiple years. Before that, he spent eight years as a Portfolio Manager and Partner at White Funds Management, a multi-asset class investment manager, where Atul focused on Equities, Listed Real Assets and Credit. Atul has regularly appeared in the financial media and in investment-related books. He is also a CFA charterholder and holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Finance from the University of New South Wales.