Gavin Walsh is a 2022 Atlantic Council Millennium Leadership fellow and is the leader of Bridgewater Associates’ portfolio construction team responsible for building and implementing all portfolios across the premier asset manager. Since joining the firm in 2008, Walsh has held a variety of roles across portfolio construction and trading, specializing in building portfolios, understanding associated risks, managing diversification, and ensuring these factors are reflected in trades. He took a brief hiatus from the firm from 2015 to 2017 to serve as the director of finance and information systems for GiveDirectly, a nonprofit focused on putting charitable donations directly into the hands of those experiencing extreme poverty. A New York native, Walsh holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and psychology from Purchase College, a master’s degree in quantitative finance from Fordham University, and the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.