The Bridgewater Experience
Hear more from our people about what they do and what the Bridgewater experience is like.
“Every day is a different day at Bridgewater — it’s never boring. Given the position I’m in as a manager, there’s always a unique challenge or interesting idea that someone comes in with that makes the day go in a different direction. I think the fun in my job is never knowing what new challenge I’m going to encounter that day."
"My management is always asking me what I want, what I’m interested in, and how they can provide projects and experiences that meet those goals. For someone like me who wants to work hard and add value, but who doesn’t necessarily have a specific path in mind, it’s given me a lot of opportunity to explore different things."
"Working on (founder) Ray Dalio's research team brought me exposure to many different puzzles and I get to do that again and again, from 'What causes an empire to collapse?' to 'How do you think about building a portfolio?' — all while getting mentorship from people who know a lot about the problems we're trying to solve."
“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."