Jim joined Bridgewater in 2003, and currently serves as Partner, Senior Portfolio Strategist, and Editor of the Bridgewater Daily Observations. During his entire tenure, Jim has partnered with Bridgewater’s CIOs and senior researchers to communicate all aspects of Bridgewater’s market, economic, and portfolio structuring content to clients and the broader external world. Jim created Bridgewater’s first podcasts, which are now a regular staple of the Bridgewater Daily Observations. Prior to the Global Financial Crisis, Jim published research on the dangers of over leveraging in the global economy and specifically the US housing sector.
Prior to joining Bridgewater, Jim worked at Goldman Sachs from 1996 to 2003 as a fixed-income portfolio manager in the Asset Management Division and later as a Senior Investment Strategist to Goldman’s high net worth clients. From 1991 to 1994, Jim was an Associate Economist at Caxton Associates, a macro hedge fund. He began his career as an economics researcher at the American Enterprise Institute, where he published numerous analytical pieces on international economic and financial topics in leading newspapers around the world. Jim received his MPP from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government (1996), and a BA from Franklin and Marshall College (1990). He currently serves as vice-chair of the board at Berkshire School in Sheffield, MA. He and his wife Annie and their three children reside in Westport, CT.
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