Since joining Bridgewater in 2007, Helene has led Bridgewater’s compliance function, including creating and maintaining a program that satisfies 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 all of its responsibilities, and for regularly conducting compliance training with Bridgewater employees. Helene is a Partner and member of Bridgewater’s Executive Committee and Operating Committee, 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 Director on the Board of AIMA and as a Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of 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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