Greg Jensen

Co-Chief Investment Officer
Greg Jensen,  Bridgewater

Greg Jensen is Co-CIO and head of the investment engine at Bridgewater. He is responsible for Bridgewater’s investment strategies and research efforts alongside fellow Co-CIOs Ray Dalio and Bob Prince. Greg joined Bridgewater in 1996 after graduating from Dartmouth College with a degree in economics and applied mathematics. In 2010, 2011 and 2012, Greg was named one of business’s rising stars in Fortune Magazine’s “Top 40 Under 40.” From 2010 to 2016, he also served as Bridgewater’s Co-CEO.

As Co-CIO, Greg oversees the systemization of Bridgewater’s research into trading strategies, manages the development of proprietary investment management models, directs the design and implementation of client investment strategies, and publishes timely market understanding to clients and global policymakers via Bridgewater’s Daily Observations. Greg has been a key author of the Daily Observations since joining the firm in 1996.

Greg is dedicated to building a community of market thinkers and investment managers who can develop, systemize and compound market understanding better than anyone else in the world. Over the past fifteen years, he has designed training, developed new research methods and invested in cutting edge technology to make this vision a reality.

Greg is involved in charitable missions around effective altruism and the safe development and use of AI.

More from Greg Jensen
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.
July 9, 2020
Greg Jensen, Mark Dinner, Melissa Saphier, Riley Edmunds
The rapid policy response to the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an unprecedented speed of asset reflation. What took almost two years to achieve during the 2008 financial crash and almost four years during the Great Depression has unfolded in only one month during the current crisis. Co-CIO Greg Jensen and members of our research team explore the unique lengths and the potential limits of policy makers’ efforts to stimulate the economy.
June 8, 2020
Greg Jensen, Jim Haskel
As policy makers respond to the COVID-19 pandemic with coordinated monetary and fiscal measures of unprecedented size and scope, they are faced with two risks: deflation as a result of too little action, and stagflation as a result of doing too much. Senior Portfolio Strategist Jim Haskel and Co-CIO Greg Jensen discuss our global outlook, the challenges policy makers face in this environment, and prospects for either deflation or inflation.
May 28, 2020
Greg Jensen, Jason Rogers
The economic downturn and policy response resulting from the COVID-19 shutdowns are different than in past recessions, as a collapse in income, rather than credit, drove the collapse in spending. Co-CIO Greg Jensen and Jason Rogers from our research team examine the holes that this has created in the real economy and asset markets as well as the challenges policy makers are likely to face when filling them.
April 27, 2020
Greg Jensen, Jason Rotenberg, Matthew Karasz, Kate Dunbar
The coronavirus will have meaningful implications for economic activity and the range of possible outcomes is almost unimaginably wide. Co-CIO Greg Jensen and our research team consider the range of plausible economic outcomes and how Bridgewater is taking that range of outcomes into account.
April 6, 2020
Greg Jensen, Erin Miles, Gardner Davis, Nassim Fedel, William Brantley, Naim El-Far
In our continued efforts to measure the financial impact of the coronavirus, we estimate that corporate losses could result in a $20 trillion global ripple effect — a hit that will be felt from incomes and household balance sheets to central banks and governments. Co-CIO Greg Jensen and our research team explore the scale of the holes, and how managing them will impact economic conditions and markets going forward.
March 30, 2020
Greg Jensen, Jason Rogers
We have been describing an impending paradigm shift in economies and markets as the forces that drove the environment over the last decade have reached their limits. Co-CIO Greg Jensen and Jason Rogers from our research team examine how the shock of the coronavirus has accelerated a shift that we expected would unfold much more gradually over time.
February 26, 2020
Greg Jensen, Richard Falkenrath, Jim Haskel
With the growing spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Senior Portfolio Strategist Jim Haskel sat down with Chief Security Officer Richard Falkenrath and Co-CIO Greg Jensen to discuss what we currently know about the coronavirus, how it compares to disease outbreaks over the last century, and its potential impact on economies and markets.
Almost every major driver of global corporate profit margins has improved in the last two decades, boosting equity returns. Co-CIO Greg Jensen examines the sustainability of these forces going forward.
April 23, 2019
Greg Jensen
Co-Chief Investment Officer Greg Jensen outlines the value of a balanced portfolio allocation to China, and provides a template for how to invest in a manner designed to maximize benefit for institutional portfolios.
March 27, 2019
Greg Jensen, Atul Narayan, Daniel Crowley, Sam Green
Many of the forces that fueled the secular rise in US profit margins have buoyed company profits across the developed world, while Chinese companies saw profit margins shrink. Explore how these drivers have affected global margins and how equity valuations could change in the future.
February 7, 2019
Greg Jensen, Atul Narayan, Oliver Simon, Lauren Forman
Almost every major driver of US corporate profit margins has improved in the last two decades, boosting equity returns. Explore these driving forces of the past and how sustainable they are going forward.
March 27, 2018
Greg Jensen, Paul Podolsky, Sean Macrae, Nicholas Bernold
Most global investors have very small allocations to China that do not appropriately reflect the size and importance of the Chinese economy or its assets. We expect that will change significantly over the next few years, and we would encourage investors to think proactively about the exposure they want to China now.
September 29, 2017
Greg Jensen, Paul Podolsky, Josh Blanchfield, Natalee Pei
China is in the process of opening up and restructuring its capital markets, and its markets are on pace to become some of the most important liquid, publicly traded markets in the world. As the credit markets open up alongside the equity markets, there is a greater ability for investors to create balanced portfolios of Chinese assets.
March 14, 2017
Greg Jensen, Phil Salinger, Billy Prince
Since the global financial crisis, most global asset portfolios have performed extremely well, and we are worried that this performance is creating complacency about future returns. While backward-looking returns of a traditional portfolio are near all-time highs, forward-looking expected returns are near all-time lows.
August 18, 2004
Greg Jensen, Jason Rotenberg
We generally use this communication to comment on the economies and markets, but today wanted to make a brief comment on investing.
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