Rebecca Patterson was most recently Chief Investment Strategist at Bridgewater Associates. In this capacity, she helped shape the firm’s agenda for researching and building systematic strategies to trade global financial markets, and was responsible for overseeing the development of new investment solutions. Rebecca was a frequent author of Bridgewater’s Daily Observations and met regularly with investors and policymakers. She was also a member of Bridgewater’s Executive Committee, Investment Committee, and Commercial and Business Strategy Committee, in addition to being a Partner and helping to lead the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) efforts.
With more than 20 years of investment management experience, Rebecca came to Bridgewater after serving as Chief Investment Officer at Bessemer Trust, where she oversaw $85 billion in client assets. She was also a member of the firm’s Management Committee and helped launch its D&I Committee. Before joining Bessemer in 2012, she spent 15 years at JP Morgan where she worked as a researcher in the firm’s investment bank in Europe, Singapore, and the US. She also served as a Chief Investment Strategist in the firm’s asset management arm and ran the private bank’s global currency and commodity trading desk.
Rebecca is currently a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Economic Club of New York and is Chair of the Board of the Council for Economic Education. She has served on the New York Federal Reserve’s Foreign Exchange and Investor Advisory Committees and served on and chaired the University of Florida’s Investment Corporation’s Advisory Board. Rebecca has been named to American Banker’s Most Powerful Women in Finance for six consecutive years. She holds an MBA from New York University, an MA in International Relations from The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and a BS in Journalism from the University of Florida. She is married and has two teenage girls.