Co-Chief Investment Officer, Head of International Equity
Jacob is a Co-Chief Investment Officer and leads Bridgeway’s international investing efforts. Jacob works with the Bridgeway team to drive the development of international and global quantitative equity and alternative strategies and contributes to US strategies. He also supports client relationship efforts while enhancing Bridgeway’s presence as a thought leader. He has 25 years of demonstrated success in developing institutional client solutions with consistent and scalable performance results. Jacob was formerly head of international equity research and portfolio management at QMA, a Prudential Global Investment Management (PGIM) company. There, he oversaw a quantitative equity investment platform spanning global, developed, and emerging separate accounts and commingled equity strategies. Previously, Jacob served as Head of International Quantitative Equity at TIAA-CREF (now TIAA). He started his career at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco in 1993, consulted at BCA Research in Montreal, and was an institutional equity portfolio manager at Nicholas-Applegate Capital Management before joining TIAA in 2001.
Jacob received his PhD in Applied Statistics from the University of California, Riverside; an MS in Statistics from the University of California, Riverside; an MS in Finance from the University of California, Santa Cruz; and a BA in Economics, also from the University of California, Santa Cruz.