Portfolio Associate, Westport, Bridgewater Associates
Bridgewater Associates is a premier asset management firm, focused on delivering unique insight and partnership for the most sophisticated global institutional investors.
Our investment process is driven by a tireless pursuit to understand how the world’s markets and economies work — using cutting edge technology to validate and execute on timeless and universal investment principles.
Founded in 1975, we are a community of independent thinkers who share a commitment for excellence. By fostering a culture of openness, transparency, and inclusion, we strive to unlock the most complex questions in investment strategy, management, and corporate culture.
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Bridgewater’s unique success is the direct result of our unique way of being. We want an idea meritocracy in which meaningful work and meaningful relationships are pursued through radical truth and radical transparency. We require people to be extremely open, air disagreements, test each other’s logic, and view discovering mistakes and weaknesses as a good thing that leads to improvement and innovation. It is by continually striving together for the highest levels of truth and excellence that we create meaningful work and meaningful relationships. Within this culture, Diversity and Inclusion is a top priority because it is essential to finding the best talent in the world, enabling our idea meritocracy, and creating an environment where all types of people can thrive. We have a full-time team as well as affinity networks that work on these issues – If you would like to learn more, please let your Bridgewater recruiter know.
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About Your Role
You will operate the systematized investment logic we use to create ideal portfolios for our clients.
You will oversee a set of processes that ingests updated market data along with our view from our research department, applies portfolio construction logic, risk controls, and client specific constraints to determine those ideal portfolios.
You will oversee our logic for choosing which instruments we want to hold and then deliver the set of trades necessary to implement our portfolios to our trading department.
You will regularly communicate your understanding and assessment to a diverse group of people, including senior investment managers, traders, and developers.
You will partner with technologists and researchers to constantly improve our processes, focusing on increasing efficiency or the implementation of new logic or portfolios.
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You will drive the following responsibilities:
Executing and overseeing the systematized logic we use to generate client portfolios and trades every day
Understanding and effectively communicating the state of those portfolios to our senior investment teams and CIOs
Working with technologists and researchers to construct new investment implementation systems or overhaul old ones
Driving initiatives to improve the quality, reliability, and efficiency of the systems you own
Evolving the methods and best practices used by the broader investment community
You will be a click for the role if you:
Are analytical, highly logical, and structured
Are deeply interested in understanding financial markets
Think in terms of systems and naturally look for ways to solve problems through the evolution of those systems
Hold a high degree of personal responsibility and ownership in everything you do
4-year degree from an accredited undergraduate institution
For most of our roles, Bridgewater offers remote work flexibility, with most employees required to work on campus as their principal work location, a minimum of two days (and in some cases three days) per week with the option to work offsite on other days.
Why Choose Bridgewater?
The unifying experience at Bridgewater is meaningful work and meaningful relationships — the unique and lasting personal bonds forged out of a purposeful, rigorous, and inclusive work environment. Consistently, our employees find that this environment enables personal and professional growth, developed through an honest examination of their abilities and performance. We strive to provide you opportunities that will challenge you and unlock your potential.
In this role, you will grow with us by:
Undergoing a training program of structured classes and on-the-job apprenticeship.
Taking ownership of increasingly complex systems and processes.
Taking on oversight and mentorship responsibilities to grow talent as you gain experience.
Opportunities to grow your career across Bridgewater depending on your strengths, weaknesses, and experience.
One of our core priorities at Bridgewater is to enable our employees to build a great life and career, and we believe our benefits are an important extension of that philosophy. As such, currently Bridgewater offers a competitive suite of benefits including:
Health insurance with 100% premium covered and access to additional concierge medical services
401(k) plan with generous employer match
Paid time off, including fully paid parental leave and a competitive PTO package
Workplace flexibility and access to back up childcare
Financial assistance for family building support, including adoption and egg freezing
Workplace wellness, including on-site gyms, free meals and healthy snacks , and meditation rooms
An engaged and active community that includes many company events, affinity networks, and extracurricular interest groups
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Bridgewater reserves the right to change its current benefits program at any time, in a manner that is consistent with applicable federal and state regulations
This job description is not a contract and confers no contractual rights, privileges, or benefits on any applicant or potential applicant. Bridgewater has the right to change any and all terms of this job description, including, but not limited to, job responsibilities, qualifications and benefits. Nothing in this job description constitutes an offer or guarantee of employment.
Bridgewater Associates, LP is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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