Robyn Shepherd

Head of Institutional Business Development

Robyn Shepherd is a Partner and the Head of Institutional Business Development, responsible for developing and managing our commercial strategy and building strategic partnerships and tailored solutions with institutional investors.

Robyn joined Bridgewater in 2004 and spent two decades in executive, commercial, and investment roles, first as a Senior Investment Associate, then as an Associate Client Advisor covering the firm’s international clients, and later as the Head of Client Service Analytics. She served as Chief of Staff to former CEO, David McCormick, partnering with him on the firm’s strategic agenda, founder transition, corporate governance, and management of the Client Service and Marketing department. Robyn was then Head of Corporate Engagement, where she built and oversaw the firm’s public affairs and communication functions and was a member of the Operating Committee and Commercial and Business Strategy Committee. She most recently served as Co-Head of Asia Pacific.

Robyn was a founding member of the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Council, and the Co-Founder and Executive Sponsor of Bridgewater’s Women’s Influence Network (WIN). In 2020, she was recognized by The Hedge Fund Journal as one of the “50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds” and was named the 2021 “Women of Excellence: Trailblazer” by Seramount, in partnership with Working Mother and the National Association for Female Executives.

Before joining Bridgewater, Robyn was an Analyst at Lime Rock Partners and an Investment Analyst at HarbourVest Partners. She serves on the board of Susan G. Komen, the world’s largest non-profit source of funding for the fight against breast cancer. Robyn received her BA in economics from Brown University.

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More from Robyn Shepherd
June 22, 2022
On the “Beyond Barriers” podcast, Head of Corporate Engagement Robyn Shepherd talks about her 18 years at Bridgewater, her path to industry success, and how she built and leveraged the Women’s Influence Network (WIN) at Bridgewater to help her and others reach their highest potential. She shares insights on finding purpose, professional advocacy, and the importance of building authentic relationships.
December 9, 2021
Bridgewater’s Head of Corporate Engagement is honored for being a trailblazer throughout her career who has been clearing the path for women to follow.
October 28, 2021
Reflecting on her 17 years at Bridgewater, Head of Corporate Engagement Robyn Shepherd joined the “Her Success Matters” podcast by Investment News to discuss the key questions she wrestles with as both a leader of the firm and a role model to others.
July 19, 2021
On the “Mojo Mondays” podcast, Head of Corporate Engagement Robyn Shepherd discusses how guiding others requires leaders to not just share advice, but to step beyond their own experience and do the work to understand the perspective of the person across the table.
March 11, 2021
Ray Dalio, Robyn Shepherd
Since 2003, through Dalio Philanthropies, Bridgewater Founder Ray Dalio and his family have contributed over $1 billion to a wide range of meaningful causes — including health equity, social entrepreneurship, education, ocean exploration, and much more. In a conversation with Head of Corporate Engagement Robyn Shepherd, Ray discusses his approach to giving, why it’s a priority for him and his family, and the impact every individual can have.
November 18, 2020
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Participating in the “Making Business Better for Everyone” panel at the Financial Times “Women at the Top” Summit, Head of Corporate Engagement Robyn Shepherd discussed with other industry leaders the importance of bringing more men into the conversations on gender equity.
January 2021
The Bridgewater alumnus and founder of Garner Health joined Head of Corporate Engagement Robyn Shepherd to discuss how his Bridgewater experience prepared him for the successes and failures of startup life, and how he plans to confront systemic inequalities in healthcare.
November 11, 2020
Bridgewater’s Head of Corporate Engagement and 16-year veteran of the firm is recognized alongside other industry leaders for her impact, leadership, and mentorship of others.
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