Working at Bridgewater
Bridgewater is engaged in a tireless effort to develop a fundamental and systematic understanding of how the world’s markets and economies work. That understanding is translated into investment and economic insights that help us achieve an unparalleled level of partnership with our global institutional clients.
Powering this engine requires a diverse community of investment professionals, technologists, managers and other specialists. The firm attracts independent thinkers who share a commitment to achieving excellence in their respective lines of work and operating in our unique culture of radical transparency and idea meritocracy. Bridgewater’s principal offices are located in Westport, CT — an hour outside New York City.
Principles: Life and Work.
“Every investment manager is trying to figure out what gives them the ability to beat markets, which is called ‘edge.’ I would say a big piece of our edge is our ability to do research quickly and very deeply — meaning across time and across markets. What we've been able to do in Investment Engineering is enabling that reality."
"As we transform our capabilities, the role of a trader is changing. There is less pressing of buttons and picking up the phone to trade and more thinking critically about what we are doing, our strategies, our systems and how we can continue to evolve. We are shaping our desk for what the future of trading here looks like and that is exciting."
"When I was on the equities team, my work was very much centered on the question of: What is the best investment process for Bridgewater? In Client Service, I’m trying to answer questions like: How do we partner best with our clients and help them reach their goals, given the unique circumstances they face?"
"For Bridgewater to respond well to an event of COVID's magnitude, it takes more than just one person or team — it takes the whole organization. It's been inspiring to see all aspects of the company rally around this global challenge to meet our core resiliency goals while caring for each other in creative and unique ways."
Meaningful relationships are just as important as meaningful work — both are required and mutually reinforcing. Our focus on inclusion is key to maintaining our unique community, so we support relationships to help them grow organically. In addition to our company-wide events and celebrations, we are home to over 100 common interest groups where people have many options for getting involved in the community, ranging from diversity initiatives to book clubs to sports teams.
A diverse and inclusive workplace is mission critical at Bridgewater
Fostering operational sustainability, creating more opportunity, and enabling our employees