Nancy Zimmerman

Nancy Zimmerman

Formal First Name
1963 - present

Nancy Zimmerman is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Bracebridge Capital, a hedge fund manager headquartered in Boston. She began her career at O’Connor and Associates and subsequently managed the interest rate option group on a global basis for Goldman Sachs. Zimmerman is arguably the wealthiest female hedge fund founder in the United States. She received the Alfred H. Joslin Award for Service to the Brown Community at her graduation in 1985.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • Her commitments to the Carney Institute have accelerated the institute’s strategic plan and ultimately support faculty in tackling the most significant questions in brain science.
  • Through the Transformative Scholars Program in Neurology at Mass General Hospital, she funds early-career investigators who are engaged in cutting-edge research into the brain.
  • She responded to the COVID-19 pandemic with philanthropic support for coronavirus diagnostic work at The Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard.
  • She is supporting a pilot program to provide COVID-19 surveillance testing to residents, staff, and visitors of affordable senior housing.