Karen Karniol-Tambour is the Head of Investment Research at Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund with $160 billion in institutional investments. In this capacity, she oversees a team of over 150 investment professionals researching and building systematic strategies to trade global financial markets. Karen oversees Bridgewater’s systemized investment logic for trading fixed income, with a secondary responsibility for equities, and is a regular author of Bridgewater’s Daily Observations. She meets regularly with investors and policymakers, and represented Bridgewater at the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2017 and 2018.

Karen graduated from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School, where she studied under Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman and was awarded the Gale F. Johnson Prize in Public Affairs.  Born and raised in Israel, Karen has worked with nonprofit Seeds of Peace since she was a teenager and serves as member of its Global Leadership Council. Committed to enhancing women’s leadership in finance, Karen is an active angel investor focusing on technology startups led by women. She is a Council on Foreign Relations Corporate Leader and was included in Business Insider’s Rising Stars Under 35 in Asset Management.