Helene is Chief Compliance Officer, Counsel, and Head of Enterprise Risk Management.
Since joining Bridgewater in 2007, Helene has led Bridgewater’s compliance function, including creating and maintaining a program designed to uphold regulatory, fiduciary, and client contractual obligations while simultaneously implementing global best practices and standards. She is also responsible for demonstrating assurance to Bridgewater’s clients, auditors, and regulators that Bridgewater’s compliance program meets or exceeds its responsibilities, and for regularly conducting compliance training with Bridgewater employees. As Head of Enterprise Risk Management, she is focused on developing a holistic, cross enterprise view of the most significant risks to Bridgewater and synthesizing that for the CEO and Chairs of the Operating Board of Directors. Helene is also a Bridgewater Partner, incoming Director on Bridgewater’s Operating Board, and manages the firm's participation in various private fund best practice initiatives, including the Alternative Investment Management Association and the Standards Board for Alternative Investments.
Outside of Bridgewater, Helene serves as Council Member for AIMA and as a Director on the Board of Hartford Healthcare.
In 2018, Helene was named among the “50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds” by The Hedge Fund Journal. She regularly speaks at industry conferences on issues relating to alternative asset management risk, compliance, technology, legal, and diversity and inclusion.
Before joining Bridgewater, Helene spent ten years as an attorney in the Enforcement Division of the US Securities and Exchange Commission. From 2004-2007, she co-headed the enforcement program for the SEC's New York Regional Office, where she oversaw investigations and litigation involving insider trading, market manipulation, accounting fraud, Ponzi schemes, and other fraudulent conduct. She started her career as a litigation associate at Brown & Wood LLP. Helene received her JD from the University of Michigan Law School and her BA from Binghamton University.
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