Bridgewater Associates

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Key Facts

Founded1975
HeadquartersWestport, CT
Employees650
AUM$80.0 billion
AUM as ofJanuary 1, 2008

Overview

Bridgewater Associates is a hedge fund based in Westport, CT. It was founded in 1975. They hold $80.0 billion in assets under management as of January 1, 2008. Funds run by Ray Dalio
$80 billion in assets under management in 2008, which is down from $165 billion in 2006 as they shed assets to move to less constrained funds.http://www.bwater.com/home/our-company/company.aspx

Second largest hedge fund in Institutional Investor's 2008 Hedge Fund 100http://www.iimagazine.com/Rankings/rankingsHeFu100RGlobal08.aspx?LS=EMS204396

Historical Performance

2008 Returns:
Pure Alpha Strategy up 8.7%http://blogs.wsj.com/marketbeat/2009/01/27/bridgewaters-dalio-make-your-portfolio-timeless-before-its-worthless/
Pure Alpha 2 up 9.4%http://online.barrons.com/article/SB123396545910358867.html?mod=djemWR&page=sp

Pure Alpha Strategy up 11% in 2007http://www.iimagazine.com/Rankings/rankingsHeFu100RGlobal08.aspx?LS=EMS204396

Pure Alpha Trading down 1.57% in February 2007http://www.hedgefundintelligence.com/ar/Article.aspx?PositionID=22836

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