Rebecca Patterson

Chief Investment Strategist
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Rebecca Patterson joined Bridgewater in 2020 and is currently Chief Investment Strategist. In this capacity, she helps shape the firm’s agenda for researching and building systematic strategies to trade global financial markets, and is responsible for overseeing the development of new investment solutions. Rebecca is a frequent author of Bridgewater’s Daily Observations and meets regularly with investors and policymakers. She is also a member of Bridgewater’s Executive Committee, Investment Committee, and Commercial and Business Strategy Committee, in addition to being a Partner and helping to lead the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) efforts.

With more than 20 years of investment management experience, Rebecca came to Bridgewater after serving as Chief Investment Officer at Bessemer Trust, where she oversaw $85 billion in client assets. She was also a member of the firm’s Management Committee and helped launch its D&I Committee. Before joining Bessemer in 2012, she spent 15 years at JP Morgan where she worked as a researcher in the firm’s investment bank in Europe, Singapore, and the US. She also served as a Chief Investment Strategist in the firm’s asset management arm and ran the private bank’s global currency and commodity trading desk.

Rebecca is currently a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Economic Club of New York, the Advisory Council of the Bretton Woods Committee, and is Chair of the Board of the Council for Economic Education. She has served on the New York Federal Reserve’s Foreign Exchange and Investor Advisory Committees and served on and chaired the University of Florida’s Investment Corporation’s Advisory Board. Rebecca has been named to American Banker’s Most Powerful Women in Finance for six consecutive years. She holds an MBA from New York University, an MA in International Relations from The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and a BS in Journalism from the University of Florida. She is married and has two teenage girls.

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More from Rebecca Patterson
May 18, 2022
Chief Investment Strategist Rebecca Patterson joins The Economist “Money Talks” podcast to discuss why markets are falling — and why the pain isn’t over yet. She connects the dots between the crypto crash, the rising power of retail investors, and the broader risks and vulnerabilities in markets today.
May 2, 2022
At the Milken Institute’s 2022 Global Conference, Chief Investment Strategist Rebecca Patterson joins a panel to discuss what the next year will look like for the global economy, what policy makers should do in response, and what opportunities these turbulent and uncertain times present for investors.
February 5, 2022
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Chief Investment Strategist Rebecca Patterson joins Bloomberg’s Barry Ritholtz for a wide-ranging conversation about her path to Bridgewater, the firm’s approach to investing, and her views on global markets and economies today.
January 12, 2022
In an interview with Bloomberg, Director of Investment Research Rebecca Patterson says markets haven’t fully priced in rising inflation, and explains the global investment opportunities this creates for investors.
August 20, 2021
Kevin Rudd, Rebecca Patterson, Jim Haskel
In this conversation, Director of Investment Research Rebecca Patterson and former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd focus on understanding China, its goals, and how recent Chinese policy moves connect to those goals.
May 21, 2021
In an interview with Bloomberg TV, Director of Investment Research Rebecca Patterson breaks down recent Bitcoin volatility, its path to becoming “digital gold,” the risk of rising inflation, and the evolving correlation between stocks and bonds.
March 8, 2021
Director of Investment Research Rebecca Patterson joined Bloomberg to describe three key factors that will determine how high bond yields could rise.
March 8, 2021
All year long, we ask our best people to represent us on the biggest stages. On International Women’s Day, it is fitting that Karen Karniol-Tambour, Rebecca Patterson, Erin Miles, and Helene Glotzer are talking to the world about their views on markets and leadership.
February 24, 2021
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Director of Investment Research Rebecca Patterson joined Bloomberg TV to discuss the prospect of rising bond yields and inflation, whether stock prices reflect bubble-like territory, and what’s required before investors can consider Bitcoin a reliable storehold of wealth.
January 28, 2021
Ray Dalio, Rebecca Patterson
With bond yields near zero and pressure on policy makers to diminish the value of fiat currencies, investors are increasingly looking for alternative storeholds of wealth. Bitcoin, the original cryptocurrency, has received a lot of attention as a potential candidate especially with its recent ascent to new historic highs. Our research team explores this topic.
December 18, 2020
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Director of Investment Research Rebecca Patterson joined Bloomberg TV to explain hedging currency risk, balancing assets to generate returns in a zero-interest rate environment, and the Fed’s role in helping facilitate economic growth in coordination with fiscal support looking ahead.
November 24, 2020
Director of Investment Research Rebecca Patterson joined CNBC to explain why the zero-interest-rate environment is causing investors to use large tech stocks as a way to get the kind of protection they used to get from bonds.
October 13, 2020
Rebecca Patterson
In a recent panel hosted by the Council on Foreign Relations, Director of Investment Research Rebecca Patterson was asked whether investors seem overly bullish about the prospects for a vaccine and pandemic recovery.
October 2020
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In a recent industry panel, Director of Investment Research Rebecca Patterson explained how Bridgewater is reinforcing its commitment to inclusion by emphasizing flexibility and human connection during a period of extended remote work.
September 22, 2020
Karen Karniol-Tambour, Rebecca Patterson, Erin Miles, David McCormick
Directors of Investment Research Karen Karniol-Tambour and Rebecca Patterson and Co-Lead of Equity Research Erin Miles join CEO David McCormick to discuss our latest research initiatives and offer advice from their journeys to the top of Bridgewater’s investment team.
September 18, 2020
Rebecca Patterson
In a recent appearance on Bloomberg TV, Bridgewater’s Director of Investment Research Rebecca Patterson discusses how to achieve diversification and balance in a zero-rate environment, the differentiated outcomes seen across economies in response to the pandemic, and drawing lessons from Japan to think about the Fed’s latest policy shift and what it might mean for inflation.
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