Jennifer Armstrong is the youngest ever to be promoted into the critical client-facing role of Associate Portfolio Strategist at Bridgewater. Jenn joined the firm upon graduation from Dartmouth; since then, she has worked closely with Co-CIOs Ray Dalio, Greg Jensen, and Bob Prince and has led key engagements with clients in North America and Europe to address some of their largest investment challenges.
Jenn spent her early Bridgewater years on Ray Dalio’s four-person research team, studying the timeless drivers of inflationary and deflationary deleveragings. Much of this research set the groundwork for the insights shared in Ray’s 2018 book, Principles for Navigating Big Debt Crises. Her grasp of investment content and ability to communicate it in relatable ways soon drew the attention of senior investors, who saw the power of putting her skill against client challenges.
In her current role, Jenn is trusted to represent Bridgewater before the most senior executives of some of the largest institutional investors in North America and Europe. “This opportunity enables me to do what I love most — exchanging ideas, getting to know people, and helping them achieve their goals,” Jenn said.
In addition to investing, Jenn brings a passion for people to her work. Her unique mastery of investment content and knack for teaching led her to instruct the firm’s Investment Associate class for several years. Now, with new talent management responsibilities in our client service group, she recruits, trains, and develops several dozen Bridgewater analysts.
Jenn is among a group of finance leaders recognized in the 2021 Forbes “30 Under 30” list. Read more here: https://www.forbes.com/profile/jennifer-armstrong/?list=30under30-finance&sh=6d5204cb137c