Jim Haskel

Senior Portfolio Strategist and Editor of the Bridgewater Daily Observations
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Jim joined Bridgewater in 2003 and currently serves as Senior Portfolio Strategist and Editor of the Bridgewater Daily Observations. He is also a Partner at the firm and a Director on Bridgewater's Operating Board of Directors.

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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More from Jim Haskel
August 4, 2023
Greg Jensen, Jim Haskel
Co-CIO Greg Jensen explains how changes to the composition of US debt issuance have temporarily averted some of the most important consequences of the tightening, and why this support to assets is likely to turn into a drag.
March 24, 2023
Greg Jensen, Alex Schiller, Jim Haskel
Co-CIO Greg and Co-Head of Fixed Income Research Alex Schiller discuss our recent three-part series on the banking crisis and its implications for the financial system, the economy, markets, and the Fed.
February 21, 2023
Karen Karniol-Tambour, Jim Haskel
Our newest co-CIO shares her thoughts on the secular changes shaping economies and markets, how she’s assessing cyclical conditions around the world, and what these dynamics mean for investors.
December 13, 2022
Karen Karniol-Tambour, Alex Shahidi, Jim Haskel
Bridgewater’s Co-CIO Karen Karniol-Tambour describes why today’s environment is so different from what we’ve seen in recent decades and how investors can prepare their portfolios.
November 10, 2022
Bob Prince, Greg Jensen, Jim Haskel, Jake Davidson
Greg Jensen and Bob Prince describe how they think the tightening cycle is likely to evolve, what it means for the economy and markets, and their areas of agreement and disagreement.
October 4, 2022
Daniel Yergin, Angela Stent, Greg Jensen, Atul Lele, Karen Karniol-Tambour, Jim Haskel
Daniel Yergin, one of the world’s leading experts on energy, and Angela Stent, one of the world’s leading experts on Russia, discuss the current state of the Russia-Ukraine war, how the war is reshaping the global energy map, and Russia’s role in an increasingly bipolar world.
September 1, 2022
Richard Okello, Peter Orth, Jim Haskel
Bridgewater alums Richard Okello, co-founder of Sango Capital, and Peter Orth, co-founder of 4DX Ventures, discuss Africa's investment opportunities, its risks — and how they've changed, and its potential to provide valuable diversification.
May 17, 2022
Ray Dalio, Jeremy Grantham, Jim Haskel, Alex Shahidi
The founders of Bridgewater and GMO discuss the big risks they’re watching, including inflationary pressures, political conflict, asset bubbles, and climate change — and what investors can do to protect themselves.
July 8, 2021
Jeff Gardner, Jim Haskel
Most investors are used to equities and bonds being negatively correlated and highly diversifying, but that relationship is unstable and may reverse, especially if easy fiscal and monetary policy flows through to higher-than-expected inflation. In this discussion, Bridgewater Daily Observations Editor Jim Haskel and Senior Portfolio Strategist Jeff Gardner explore the cause-and-effect dynamics at play.
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