Bob Prince

Co-Chief Investment Officer
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Bob Prince is Co-Chief Investment Officer for Bridgewater Associates, responsible for managing the company's investment process with Ray Dalio and Greg Jensen. During his tenure at Bridgewater, he has been a partner in developing all aspects of Bridgewater’s investment process and client strategies. Bob got to know Ray and Bridgewater in the early 1980s when he headed the Treasury Department of First National Bank of Tulsa, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Before joining Bridgewater, for three years Bob utilized Bridgewater as his off-campus research staff in managing the bank’s funding, asset/liability management, and investment portfolio. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in finance and accounting and an MBA from the University of Tulsa.

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October 8, 2021
In an article published by the Financial Times, Co-CIO Bob Prince unpacks the Fed’s limited ability to combat rising inflationary pressures without disrupting the economy and markets.
August 26, 2021
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Co-CIO Bob Prince describes why bond markets have been a poor predictor of changes in Fed policy.
April 1, 2021
Bob Prince
In an interview with Bloomberg TV, Co-CIO Bob Prince discussed the current economic environment, his outlook on the policy response and inflation, and the benefits of diversification between East and West.
March 13, 2021
Co-CIO Bob Prince warns that the recent sell-off in US government bonds could accelerate if the Fed bumps into constraints, in a shift that threatens high-flying assets including blank check companies and cryptocurrencies. Bob explains that a new phase of the downturn in the $21tn Treasury market or risks to the dollar could loom as economic growth improves and inflationary pressures push the Federal Reserve into having to choose between keeping bond yields from rising or letting them go.
January 2021
Bob Prince, Ray Dalio, Greg Jensen
We invite you to explore excerpts from our 2021 Global Outlook, in which we lay out the key dynamics in markets and economies that we think will be particularly important in the coming years. We explore how the COVID-19 crisis has accelerated the transition into a new paradigm of zero interest rates, coordinated monetary and fiscal policy, and heightened internal and external conflict — and what this means for economies, markets, and investors.
January 27, 2021
Co-CIO Bob Prince joins Bloomberg TV to discuss how the depreciation of cash and unattractive rates have created a risk of significant wealth destruction, forcing investors to look elsewhere for returns and causing a massive rebalancing of wealth between the East and West.
In an appearance on Bloomberg TV, Co-CIO Bob Prince asserted that the dynamics of the current prevailing economic forces will persist, and reiterated the importance of geographic diversification as the East and West continue to see divergent outcomes with respect to the impacts and response to COVID-19.
The lack of volatility following the 2020 US election can be attributed to dominant forces shaping today’s markets and economics. Co-CIO Bob Prince joined “Squawk on the Street” to discuss these conditions, why the benefits of the liquidity don't affect all assets equally, and why a shift in politics is unlikely to ease these pressures.
July 2020
Bob Prince, Greg Jensen, Melissa Saphier, Jim Haskel
We believe the most important topic facing all investors today is how to manage money in a zero interest rate environment. Recently, Bridgewater’s research team published a three-part paper that outlined the challenges and potential solutions, exploring some of the commonly asked questions that investors continue to wrestle with, such as: how to get diversification in a world of zero bond yields, the increased importance of geographic diversification, and how to think about managing the risk of deflation. Read the paper by Co-CIOs Bob Prince and Greg Jensen and Investment Associate Melissa Saphier, or listen to the podcast, where Bob and Greg discuss these themes with Bridgewater’s Senior Portfolio Strategist Jim Haskel.
June 24, 2020
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As part of the Bloomberg Invest Global virtual summit, Co-CIO Bob Prince spoke with Jonathan Ferro of Bloomberg TV about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the economy and global markets, as well as what recovery efforts might look like.
April 23, 2020
Bob Prince, Jim Haskel
Recorded April 23, 2020: 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.
The story of how Bridgewater Associates created the All Weather investment strategy, the foundation of the ‘Risk Parity' movement.
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.
With 30 years of experience assessing markets with Bridgewater, Bob Prince believes the way to add value is by being an independent thinker. In a Q&A with Business Insider, he explains how candor, transparency, and an idea meritocracy have built a culture where independent thinkers generate excellence.
In an interview with Business Insider, Bridgewater Co-CIO Bob Prince discusses today’s key juncture in the economy and markets, and the conditions that are likely to result in a long period of difficulty, “20 years of ugliness.”
October 28, 2019
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The laws of physics give us the concepts of potential energy and kinetic energy. For example, when a ball is held high above the ground, it has a lot of potential energy; when the ball is released and in motion, this turns into kinetic energy; and when the ball is on the ground at rest, it has neither. Economies have analogous dynamics. Explore how developed economies now have limited potential energy left to draw on and how to approach investing in such a world.
Bob Prince
Over twenty years ago Bridgewater Associates pioneered portfolio balancing concepts that came to fruition with the creation of the All Weather asset allocation strategy in 1996. Recently, several managers have begun to offer strategies based on some of these concepts, under the banner of "Risk Parity."
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