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Ray Dalio      

Founder & Chief Investment Officer at Bridgewater Associates, One of the World's Largest Hedge Funds

Ray Dalio is the Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Bridgewater Associates, which is a global macro investment firm and is one of the world’s largest hedge funds. He is known to have a very practical understanding of economics that is very different from conventional economic thinking and that he spelled out in his YouTube presentation "How the Economic Machine Works."

He started Bridgewater in 1975 out of a two-bedroom apartment in New York City and has been a global macro investor for more than 45 years.

While at Bridgewater his industry-changing approaches to investing -- which include the invention of risk parity, currency overlay, portable alpha and global inflation-indexed bond management -- prompted Chief Investment Officer magazine to write an article entitled “Is Ray Dalio the Steve Jobs of Investing?,” which compared his industry-changing inventions to those of the Apple founder. According to an industry study, Bridgewater's hedge fund has made more money for its investors than any other hedge fund ever -- an estimated $37 billion. Bridgewater Associates has received numerous awards, including over twenty “Manager of the Year” awards from every major financial publication, and Dalio has received three “Lifetime Achievement” awards. Additionally, a long list of economic policymakers actively seek his advice, which prompted Time Magazine in 2012 to name him “One of the 100 Most Influential People in the World."

Dalio is an active philanthropist with a particular interest in oceanographic research and conservation. He is a participant in The Giving Pledge, a commitment to give more than half of his wealth to charity, which is a large sum of money given that in June 2019, Bloomberg ranked him as the world's 58th wealthiest person.

Dalio believes that reality works like a machine and that principles for dealing with reality are required to be successful. For those who are interested in learning the principles that led to Ray's success, he set them out in Principles.org which focuses on management principles and EconomicPrinciples.org which describes the principles of the economic machine.


Economic Theory, via YouTube and Cartoon - NYTimes.com

Ray Dalio, the 64-year-old founder of Bridgewater Associates, the largest hedge fund in the world with some $150 billion under management, has quietly begun ...

Ray Dalio Economic Presentation - Business Insider

Ray Dalio delivers a simple, must-see presentation on how the economy works.

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