Bridgewater has been shaping the industry for the past 40 years. We have received more than 50 industry awards in the past 10 years, including recognitions for industry innovation, performance, quality of research, client service, and client satisfaction. We have also been acknowledged as a "best place to work" and for making more money for our clients than any other hedge fund in the history of the industry. Below is a collection of media about our work and culture.
Ray Dalio on a Lifetime of PrinciplesBloomberg TV | September 2017
Ray Dalio says it took more than great returns to turn Bridgewater Associates into the world’s largest hedge fund. It took principles – prescriptive rules for life and business that Dalio established over four decades. The principles are what make Bridgewater unique, and unusual. Now Dalio has published them in a book, along with his life story. Bloomberg’s Erik Schatzker sat down with Ray Dalio at Bridgewater’s campus in Westport Connecticut to review those principles.Watch
Finding Great Talent in Unexpected Places: Bridgewater’s Vanessa Selbst Tells Her Story on Finding Bridgewater
New York Times | July 2018
The New York Times’ interview with Vanessa Selbst showcases how and why Bridgewater is hiring people with unorthodox resumes, like former poker champ Vanessa Selbst.
Dear Billionaire, I Give You a D-Minus
Adam Grant | February 2018
Author and Wharton professor Adam Grant explores how to take criticism and dish it out, with members of Bridgewater’s leadership.
How to build a company where the best ideas win
TED Talk by Ray Dalio | September 2017
Ray Dalio makes the business case for using radical transparency and algorithmic decision-making to create an idea meritocracy where people can speak up and say what they really think — even calling out the boss is fair game. Learn more about how these strategies helped Dalio create one of the world's most successful hedge funds and how you might harness the power of data-driven group decision-making.
Ray Dalio on how to stress test your ideas and make better decisions
NPR Marketplace | September 2017
Full interview with Bridgewater Associates founder Ray Dalio, and host of Marketplace David Brancaccio.
Ray Dalio at The New York Times New Work Summit on Bridgewater's Distinct Culture
New York Times Work Summit | March 2017
Ray Dalio and New York Times editor Charles Duhigg have a powerful conversation about how Ray has built a strong value-based culture at Bridgewater that encourages creativity, excellence and innovation at The New York Times second annual Work Summit.
Top Bridgewater exec explains how its intense, unique culture helped the world's largest hedge fund make $50 billion
Business Insider | February 2017
Bob Prince, co-CIO of the world's largest hedge fund, correlates its long-term investment success with its unusual and demanding culture.
MEANINGFUL WORK AND RELATIONSHIPS THROUGH RADICAL TRUTH AND TRANSPARENCY: A CONVERSATION WITH RAY DALIO
MILKEN INSTITUTE | MAY 2016
Ray Dalio believes that the most effective way to create meaningful work and meaningful relationships is through an idea meritocracy in which everyone speaks frankly and operations are open to scrutiny. That way, we can openly explore what is true — including what's true about people's mistakes and weaknesses — and can work through disagreements in an orderly way.
Could You Work at a Place Where Everyone Gets to See Everything and People Always Tell You What They Really Think?
LinkedIn | April 2016
At most companies, everybody works two jobs: their actual job and the extra job of managing other people’s impressions of them to make themselves look good. In such an environment, people tend to hide their mistakes and those of others out of fear that pointing them out will lead to their own mistakes being exposed.
Co-CEO David McCormick on Bridgewater’s Culture
CNBC | March 2016
David McCormick, Bridgewater Associates Co-CEO, discusses Bridgewater's culture of radical truth and transparency with CNBC
Ray Dalio, Head Of the World's Largest Hedge Fund, Explains His Succession Plan for Bridgewater and How Its 'Radically Transparent' Culture Is Misunderstood
BUSINESS INSIDER | MARCH 2016
Business Insider asked Dalio by email to elaborate on the ways he considers Bridgewater's culture to be misunderstood, how he's putting systems in place to carry on his vision, and why Rubinstein's experience working with Steve Jobs, the late Apple CEO, made him an ideal addition to the team.
THE POWER OF NOT KNOWING
Institutional Investor | March 2015
To make money in the markets, you have to think independently and be humble. You have to be an independent thinker because you can’t make money agreeing with the consensus view, which is already embedded in the price.
COMPANY CULTURE AND THE POWER OF THOUGHTFUL DISAGREEMENT
Dealbook Conference | December 2014
Ray Dalio, chairman and chief investment officer of Bridgewater Associates, discusses meaningful work and meaningful relationships through radical truth and radical transparency.