HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tammira Philippe, President of Bridgeway Capital Management, Inc., has been recognized for her leadership in Money Management Executive’s 2017 “Top Women in Asset Management Awards.” The annual awards celebrate women who are making substantial impacts on their organizations and the asset management industry as a whole.
Bridgeway Capital Management is an independent, statistically driven investment manager. Since becoming President in 2016, Tammira has overseen substantial growth that includes a 39% increase in assets under management, to $8.4 billion, and the addition of key personnel, such as a dedicated institutional sales professional and a head of technology. At the same time, she has focused on strengthening Bridgeway’s unique, client-centered culture and commitment to expertly designed, evidence-based investing strategies.
“The fact that I’m in the position to be considered for this award is a testament to the culture that Bridgeway has created—a workplace where individuals from diverse backgrounds can thrive and are encouraged to make use of their greatest gifts, so we can deliver at the highest level for our clients, our communities, and each other,” says Philippe. “As a leader, my job is to protect this culture and empower our team to continue building a new model for the financial services industry.”
Tammira began her career at Bridgeway in 2005. As President, her responsibilities include development and execution of the firm’s strategy, oversight of all operations, and contributing to the marketing and client service efforts. Prior to becoming President, Tammira led strategy and operations projects at Bridgeway from 2005 to 2010 and was head of Marketing and Client Service from 2010 to 2016.
Before joining Bridgeway, she was a consultant for McKinsey & Company and worked in marketing and business development for ICO, a global satellite communications startup. She received an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, and graduated summa cum laude with a BS in Computer Science from Texas A&M University. She holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.
She says she is fortunate to have spent her entire financial services career with a company that’s actively working to improve the industry’s diversity for the benefit of clients: Half of Bridgeway’s portfolio managers are women, as are more than half of the firm’s team leaders.
“It’s striking that our industry has such a poor record of attracting a diverse set of professionals, especially given that the people we serve are such a diverse and varied group,” says Philippe. “I believe our industry must do a better job of focusing on our noble purpose—stewarding financial assets so clients can achieve their life goals or the goals of the beneficiaries they serve. By clarifying and committing to this calling, we will be in a better position to attract the best people from a broad range of backgrounds.”
About Bridgeway Capital Management
Bridgeway Capital Management, offers expertly designed investment strategies, mutual funds and sub-advisory services to select institutions and advisors. Bridgeway believes that a disciplined, statistical process – grounded in academic theory and fundamental data – drives success in long-term investing. Putting investors’ interests first is a hallmark of the firm’s unique culture and core business values of integrity, performance, efficiency and service. Committed to community impact, Bridgeway donates 50% of its profits to non-profit and charitable organizations. More information on Bridgeway is available at www.bridgeway.com.