Thursday, 10 March 2011

Bridgewater Associates in Numbers

Among the 1100 staff at Bridgewater there are as many as 130 client service personnel looking after around 300 clients.

  Bridgewater manages $87bn in assets.

    Ray Dalio's total remuneration for 2010 will be of the order of $3bn.

     The flagship Pure Alpha Fund produced its best year ever last year with a return of 44.8%.

      Pure Alpha was up 8.7% in 2008 when 70% of hedge funds were down.

       Bridgewater Associates is 36 years old this year.

        Asset growth has been at the extraordinary rate of 25% per year for the last ten years.

         Over the last 20 years the Pure Alpha Fund has produced a compound annual return of 18%.

   About 30% of the employees at Bridgewater quit or are fired in their first two years at the firm.

DATA SOURCE: AR magazine

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