David Trinh’s journey at Bridgewater has been nothing short of extraordinary. Over the past 11 years, he has established himself as one of the strongest investors at the firm and has critically influenced Bridgewater’s understanding and approach to trading in global markets.
What sets David apart is his incredibly unique dual role in the organization. Not only does he lead the global currencies team, overseeing Bridgewater’s FX portfolios which is one of the largest in firm’s strategies, he also collaborates closely with co-CIO Karen Karniol-Tambour in developing and incubating innovative strategies across various asset classes for inclusion in Bridgewater’s flagship fund. As a participant on our Investment Committee, David helps shape Bridgewater’s strategies across multiple asset classes and pioneers algorithms that enhance our market insights. His insights have been shared with decision makers at the world’s largest pools of capital through Bridgewater’s Daily Observations and podcasts, and he is a highly respected advisor to institutional investors globally.
Beyond his professional achievements, David is a mentor to junior and mid-level investors across the firm. He also extends his passion for finance to the broader community through his involvement with Girls Who Invest, where he serves as one of the program’s industry mentors. He received his B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Yale University.
“David Trinh is one of the most remarkable investors I’ve worked with in over a decade at Bridgewater,” says co-CIO Karen Karniol-Tambour. “He is at the forefront of driving innovation, shaping Bridgewater’s new approaches in markets. Every project he touches has lasting impact on Bridgewater’s approach in financial markets.”
Learn more about David’s work and recognition here.
Business Insider selected its Rising Stars list based on the leaders of tomorrow who are making notable contributions or accomplishments and are setting themselves apart from their class in investment banking, investing, asset management and sales and trading. All nominees were required to be 35 or under as of September 30, 2023, based in the U.S., and work front-office roles. Nominations were provided by managers, colleagues, recruiters, and financial industry peers, and all final decisions were made by editors at Inside