Eileen MurrayCo-Chief Executive Officer at Bridgewater Associates
Eileen K. Murray is Co-CEO of Bridgewater Associates, LP. Eileen has over two decades of Wall Street experience, having held senior leadership roles at Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse as a member of both firm’s Management and Executive Committees. She was also appointed the first female member of Credit Suisse’s Executive Board.
Ms. Murray joined Morgan Stanley in 1984 and held the positions of Controller, Treasurer as well as Chief Operating Officer for the Institutional Securities Group, one of the largest and most successful global Sales and Trading platforms in the industry. In 2002, she joined Credit Suisse as a Management and Executive Board member and Head of Global Technology, Operations and Product Control. She returned to Morgan Stanley in 2005 as an Executive and Management Committee member, as well as Head of Global Technology and Operations.
Prior to joining Bridgewater in 2009, she had most recently served as President and Management Committee member of Duff Capital Advisors.
In July 2016, Ms. Murray was voted a Board member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). She is also currently a member of the Board of the Irish Arts Center (An Claidheamh Soluis) and has served as a Board member of the Business Council for International Understanding. She has also served on the Board of the YMCA of Greater New York, Board of Governors of Argonne National Laboratory at the University of Chicago, the Board of Inwood House in Upper Manhattan, the Hewlett Packard Financial Services Board of Advisors, Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation Board (DTCC), OMGEO Board, the Board of Trustees of Manhattan College (where she earned her B.S. in Accounting and received an Honorary Doctoral Degree in May 2015), and the American Women’s Economic Development (AWED) Corporation.
In 2018, she was the first female award recipient in Manhattan College’s history to receive the College’s De La Salle Medal of Honor and received the Laela Pioneer Award in Finance at Women Entrepreneurship Day at the United Nations.
In recognition of her leadership in the financial services industry, Eileen was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017 by Markets Choice Women in Finance, was named one of Hedge Fund Journal’s 50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds in 2013, and U.S. Banker named her as one of the 20 Most Powerful Non-Bank Women in Banking in 2007 and 2008. She was named Irish America Magazine's Business 100 Best and Brightest Leaders in 2016, named an Afterschool Champion in 2017 by the Partnership for After School Education, and received the Women’s Bond Club Merit Achievement Award, Legal Momentum’s Aiming High Award, the Urban Stages Humanitarian Award and the YMCA of Greater New York’s Arts & Letters Award for Outstanding Leadership in November 2013.
Recently, Ms. Murray has participated as a panelist at the Bloomberg Equality Summit “Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling”, served as Honorary Co-Chair of Legal Momentum’s “Aiming High – A Celebration of the Power of Women” event, as well as delivering the Keynote Address at Northern Trust’s Global Wealth Alliance Conference. She also was the Keynote speaker at the 21st. Irish America Wall Street 50 Awards Dinner and a featured speaker at the Milken Institute Associates and Young Leaders Circle Breakfast.