Former Bridgewater Co-Chief Eileen Murray Appointed to FINRA, HSBC Positions

One of the most notable female leaders in finance has accepted two new leadership positions after her exit from Bridgewater.

Eileen Murray, former co-chief at Bridgewater Associates, was appointed to two prominent positions last week, including leading the securities industry’s self-regulatory branch, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and taking a board seat at HSBC Bank. 

Murray, one of the finance industry’s most notable female leaders, was unanimously elected to chair the FINRA Board of Governors, the organization said last week. Murray has served on the board since 2016 and succeeds Bill Heyman, who’s finishing his three-year term. 

Starting in July, Murray was also appointed to the HSBC board as an independent director, the British investment bank said.

Murray, who led the world’s largest hedge fund as co-chief starting in 2011, left Bridgewater in March, the company, founded by Ray Dalio, announced last December. 

“Eileen Murray’s extensive senior leadership, operational, technology, and regulatory experience make her an ideal choice to chair our organization and help us continue to achieve our vital mission,” FINRA CEO Robert W. Cook said in a statement.

Murray, in a career that spans nearly 40 years, joined Bridgewater in 2009 after previously leading Investment Risk Management and Duff Capital Advisors. She also previously worked at the Credit Suisse Group and Morgan Stanley. 

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