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Rebecca Patterson is a globally recognized investor and macro-economic researcher with more than 25 years of experience studying how politics and policy intersect with economic trends to drive financial markets. Most recently, Rebecca was Chief Investment Strategist at Bridgewater Associates, where she helped shape the firm’s agenda for researching and building systematic trading strategies. She was a frequent author of Bridgewater’s Daily Observations, met regularly with investors and policymakers and served on the firm’s Executive Committee and Investment Committees. Rebecca joined Bridgewater after serving for eight years as Chief Investment Officer at Bessemer Trust, where she managed $85 billion in client assets. Previously, she spent more than 15 years at JP Morgan, initially as a researcher in the firm’s investment bank in Europe, Singapore, and the US. She also served as a Chief Investment Strategist in the firm’s asset management arm and ran the private bank’s global currency and commodity trading desk. Rebecca has worked closely with the Federal Reserve throughout her career, including serving on both the New York Fed’s Investor Advisory and Foreign Exchange Committees. Rebecca currently Chairs the Board of the Council for Economic Education and serves on the boards of the Bretton Woods Committee and the University of Florida’s endowment. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission and the Economic Club of New York. She holds an MBA from New York University, an MA in International Relations from The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and a BS in Journalism from the University of Florida.