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Research & Insights

The spread of the COVID-19 virus throughout the world is a shock that has significant impact on people's lives as well as economies and markets. Explore research on how we are assessing the impact of this event, as well as how we handle this or other such shocks in our investment process.
Bridgewater has been visiting and studying the evolution of China’s economy and financial markets for more than 30 years. Over that time, decades of reform in China have resulted in one of the greatest economic transformations of our lifetimes. Explore Bridgewater's research on the topic.
Bridgewater is focused on understanding the historical cause-effect relationships of complex economic situations. As we look back at the events of 2008, we invite you to explore some of the crisis-era research and decision making that enabled our investment team to understand what drove the market and helped us weather the greatest financial storm of a generation.
Over twenty years ago Bridgewater Associates pioneered portfolio balancing concepts that came to fruition with the creation of the All Weather asset allocation strategy in 1996. Read more about the concept of balance that lies behind the Risk Parity approach.
The economy is like a machine. At the most fundamental level it is a relatively simple machine, yet it is not well understood. Below we explain timeless insights of how it works and share long term perspectives that illustrate these forces playing out.

Our Research Process

Throughout our history, Bridgewater has focused on building the best possible understanding of global economies and markets. These unique insights drive our innovative investment engine, deliver returns for our clients, and inform global economic policy.

On a mission to uncover timeless and universal investment principles, our unique meritocratic culture and cutting-edge technology allow us to systematize and compound our insights over time so that our collective understanding is greater than that of any individual.

As a global macro-investment manager, we take a diversified approach spanning more than 150 different markets. With deep expertise in portfolio construction and risk management, we develop insights and design strategies to deliver value to our clients through any economic environment.

Selected Insights from Our Research Library
Recorded April 23, 2020: In conversation with Senior Portfolio Strategist Jim Haskel, Co-CIO Bob Prince examines the forces COVID-19 unleashed on the economy, the measures that will be required to restart the flywheel between income and spending, and the range of ways the shock is impacting different countries, sectors, and companies.
April 6, 2020
Greg Jensen, Erin Miles, Gardner Davis, Nassim Fedel, William Brantley, Naim El-Far
In our continued efforts to measure the financial impact of the coronavirus, we estimate that corporate losses could result in a $20 trillion global ripple effect — a hit that will be felt from incomes and household balance sheets to central banks and governments. Co-CIO Greg Jensen and our research team explore the scale of the holes, and how managing them will impact economic conditions and markets going forward.
March 30, 2020
Greg Jensen, Jason Rogers
We have been describing an impending paradigm shift in economies and markets as the forces that drove the environment over the last decade have reached their limits. Co-CIO Greg Jensen and Jason Rogers from our research team examine how the shock of the coronavirus has accelerated a shift that we expected would unfold much more gradually over time.
November 26, 2019
Karen Karniol-Tambour, Phil Salinger, Blake Cecil, Jeremy Fraenkel
In recent years, social outcomes have increasingly diverged from traditional macroeconomic measures of how economies are performing. Explore how different economies are performing along measures such as inequality, education and health, and the implications of those outcomes for policy.
February 20, 2019
Melissa Saphier, Karen Karniol-Tambour, Pat Margolis
Explore how portfolios with geographic diversification can help investors create a more consistent return stream by remaining resilient to the range of ways the world could unfold.
Almost every major driver of global corporate profit margins has improved in the last two decades, boosting equity returns. Co-CIO Greg Jensen examines the sustainability of these forces going forward.
Founder and Co-CIO Ray Dalio's study on the rises and declines of past leading empires puts today’s economic, political, and policy situation into perspective of the big picture.
In an opinion piece for the Financial Times, CEO David McCormick wrote about the elevated role megafunds play in financial markets and how blocking the flow of capital between them can have negative implications for the global economy — particularly during times of volatility.
Investing in China today provides opportunities for US investors beyond just the potential for a higher return stream. It also equips them with the knowledge and experience to engage with a massive foreign economy in the future. In an appearance at UTIMCO, Co-CIO Bob Prince discussed why it’s critical to be informed on China and ready for the next decade.
Featured Research
We are constantly monitoring present day events and drawing lessons from history to shape and refine our understanding for how markets and economies work. Explore a collection of our research on topics ranging from China to debt crises.
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