Emanuel Santa-Donato
Director of Capital Markets

Emanuel heads the Capital Markets group at, which contains secondary markets, mortgage product development and systematization, warehouse, and servicing. He joined Better in January 2016 as one of the early stage employees.  Prior to joining Better, Emanuel was a trader and then a portfolio manager for Bridgewater Associates, the largest hedge fund by AUM. He managed over $10B of client mandates across multiple portfolios and asset classes and developed the liquidity management system for Bridgewater's $60B of internal funds. He applies the same fundamental and systematic approach learned at Bridgewater to mortgage capital markets at Better, driving pricing efficiency and consumer savings. Outside of mortgage and finance, Emanuel worked as a Product Manager with the non-profit organisation Food Rescue US to launch their app that is powering a movement across the US to end food insecurity.