Whitney Macro

Whitney Macro

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Whitney Baker is the Founder and CEO of Totem Macro, a provider of global emerging markets, cross-asset research for the world's preeminent hedge funds and investment firms. Whitney is a flows-based, global macro-scientist with a demonstrated track record of alpha generation for the world’s largest hedge funds and investment houses. She leverages a career’s worth of buy-side experience managing pools of capital across a range of emerging markets and globally-focused strategies, with her experience spanning discretionary and systematic global macro strategies, as well as long-short and long-only equities fund management. Prior to launching Totem, she was Head of Emerging Markets at Bridgewater Associates, where she was responsible for running, overseeing, and developing Bridgewater’s systematic macro strategies in emerging markets. Whitney is also Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Nasdaq-listed Capitalworks Emerging Market Acquisition Corp.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • Whitney managed a large team of investors with a focus on fundamental system EM macro multi-asset strategy, systems generation and oversight.

  • She delivered returns across one of the largest EM allocations in the industry, and strengthened Brigewater's systematic macro drivers.


  • She ran Global Macro & Equity Long/Short strategies at Soros Fund Management, where she co-managed an internal allocation.

  • She also employed macro, credit, flows, liquidity modelling and forecasting techniques to project economic outcomes during her tenure at Soros.

  • She was a Fund Manager of Global Long/Short Financials at TT International, where she co-managed a global portfolio of financial equities.

  • At TT, she principally managed exposures across the global EM universe, with significant exposure to trading developed world financials.