2019 Asset Management & Servicing Winners


Hedge Fund

Bridgewater Associates Winner
The $160 billion hedge fund Bridgewater Associates was consistently recognized by allocators for the “thoughtfulness” of the firm’s approach, the enhanced client service and the efficient analysis in trading, and best risk/return scenarios. The true test of a hedge fund is during a substantial market decline: During 2018, when the average hedge fund lost 2% for the year after being vigorously tested by Q4’s market tumble, Bridgewater’s flagship Pure Alpha fund returned 14.6% net of fees.

The firm’s unique structure has hundreds of employees dedicated to client services that extend to a client’s whole portfolio. It creates platforms that combine AI with its internal cause-and-effect fundamentals. The platforms are stress-tested and applied systematically to best manipulate both human and machine logic.

The firm is also recognized for embracing a diverse culture that includes women in leadership roles and its work to create a level-playing field environment where the best ideas are vetted from the entire pool of employees. Breaking free of the typical black box structure, its thought leaders are often present at internal and external industry forums for active discussions.

Hedge Fund Finalists

• Citadel

• Darsana Capital Partners

• TCI Fund Management

• Two Sigma Investments