Bridgewater Associates LP

Ray's rules

Founded in 1975 by Raymond Dalio, Bridgewater Associates is currently the largest hedge fund in the world measured by assets, with $90 billion under management.  It's also one of the most controversial hedge funds in the world.  The firm's culture, which takes its cues from Dalio's 122 pages of "Principles" (publicly available via the firm's website), has been called everything from "cultish" and "unhealthy" to "demeaning" and "brutal."  However, others, including many on the Bridgewater staff, say the unique and demanding culture -- whose main tenet is emotions and egos get in the way of healthy and sound business decisions and so those things must be left at the door -- brings out the best in its 1,200 employees, and is largely why the Westport, Conn.-based firm is one of the most profitable on the planet.



Bridgewater Associates LP


One Glendinning Place
Westport, CT 06880
Phone: (203) 226-3030
www.bwater.com

STATS


  • Employer Type: Private
  • CEO: Raymond Dalio
  • 2011 Employees: 1,200

Major Office Locations

  • Westport, CT

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