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.
"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?"
"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."
"My team has been building a tool that allows our portfolio strategists to tailor analytical insights in real-time during their conversations with clients. What used to require follow-up meetings and hours of analyst work can now be visualized in the moment, with our client-facing portal ingesting client data and instantaneously mapping on top of it Bridgewater's best thinking on portfolio construction."
"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.