Bridgewater Associates LP

Bridgewater Associates LP

Bridgewater Associates LP

Overview
Date Founded

2009

Headquarters

One Glendinning Place Westport CT United States 06880

Type of Company

Private

Employees (Worldwide)

1,549

Industries

Investment Services & Portfolio Management

Company Description

Bridgewater structures portfolios in a manner designed to produce consistent and uncorrelated returns. They believe that building portfolios based on risk allocations is more effective than using capital allocations; and those investors should consider their strategic asset allocation (beta) separate from tactical moves (alpha). The firm also believes investors can improve their portfolios' overall results by separately creating a well-diversified beta portfolio that is balanced against environmental biases and calibrated to one's targeted returns, and a well-diversified alpha portfolio that reduces systematic biases (and also calibrated to one's targeted returns). Bridgewater applies this approach to investing across the portfolios it manages. The firm offers an active management strategy (Pure Alpha), a constrained active management strategy that invests in a subset of the markets in which Pure Alpha invests (Pure Alpha Major Markets), an asset allocation strategy (All Weather), and an investment strategy which applies its best understanding of how to combine All Weather with tailored active market views (Optimal Portfolio).

Contact Data
Trying to get in touch with decision makers at Bridgewater Associates LP? Subscribe today to access their professional contact information and receive a one time promotion of free Contact Data credits!
Executives & Employees

Co-Chief Executive Officer

Product Manager

Co-Chief Executive Officer

Co-Executive Chairman

Chief Operating Officer

General Counsel & Secretary

Chief Compliance Officer

Chief Security Officer

Head of Application Services

Board of Directors

Founder at Bridgewater Associates LP

Founder at Born Free Africa

Paths to Bridgewater Associates LP
Potential Connections via
Relationship Science
You
Bridgewater Associates LP
Advisors & Consultants
Auditor

KPMG LLP engages in the provision of audit, tax and advisory services. It serves the banking and capital markets, building, construction and real estate, consumer and retail, energy, natural resources and chemicals, financial services, government and public sector, healthcare and life sciences, industrial manufacturing, insurance, media and entertainment, private equity, technology, telecommunications, and venture capital industries. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Custodian

The Bank of New York Mellon Corp. is a bank holding company, which engages in the provision of financial services. It operates through the following segments: Investment Management, Investment Services, and Other. The Investment Management segment provides services to institutional and retail investors, as well as investment management, wealth and estate planning. The Investment Services segment includes institutional trust and custody fees, broker-dealer services, corporate trust, depositary receipts, and foreign exchange. The Other segment consists of leasing portfolio, corporate treasury, derivatives, and insurance services. The company was founded by Alexander Hamilton on June 9, 1784 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Custodian

Goldman, Sachs & Co. (GS&Co.), a limited partnership registered as a U.S. broker-dealer and futures commission merchant, together with its consolidated subsidiaries (collectively, the firm), is an indirectly wholly owned subsidiary of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (Group Inc.), a Delaware corporation. The firm is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals.

Advisor

Former Co-Chief Executive Officer at Bridgewater Associates LP

Legal Advisor

Partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Legal Advisor

Partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Clients

Northwestern University is a private institution founded in 1851 to serve the Northwest Territory, an area that now includes the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and parts of Minnesota. In 1853 the founders purchased a 379-acre tract of land on the shore of Lake Michigan 12 miles north of Chicago. They established a campus and developed the land near it, naming the surrounding town Evanston in honor of one of the University's founders, John Evans. After completing its first building, its first building in 1855, Northwestern began classes that fall with two faculty members and 10 students. Northwestern has three campuses and a total of 12 Schools and Colleges (one of which is located in South Florida. Two campuses are located on Lake Michigan, a 240-acre campus in Evanston, the first suburb north of Chicago, and a 25-acre campus in Chicago. One campus is located in Doha, Qatar. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment that transcends traditional academic boundaries. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth in a setting enhanced by the richness of Chicago.

Kamehameha Schools Operates private schools. The firm is a private co-educational college-preparatory institution that operates preschool sites statewide. The company was founded by Bernice Pauahi Bishop in 1887 and is headquartered in Honolulu, HI.

The Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund employs an asset allocation strategy in which a risk parity approach adopted allows a portion of the portfolio to be conservatively leveraged. Their objective is to reduce the total expected risk of the portfolio without sacrificing the expected return. This approach balances the fund's exposure among investment classes that perform differently in various economic and market environments. The Ohio Police & Fire Pension invests in US equities, non-US equities, fixed-income, global inflation protected securities, high yield bonds, real estate, private markets and cash.

Awards & Honors
Rank #1
2012
Hedge Fund Journal - 50 Largest US Managers
Sponsored by The Hedge Fund Journal
This web site is not endorsed by, directly affiliated with, maintained, authorized, or sponsored by Bridgewater Associates LP. The use of any trade name or trademark is for identification and reference purposes only and does not imply any association with the trademark holder. The Presence of Bridgewater Associates LP's profile does not indicate a business or promotional relationship of any kind between RelSci and Bridgewater Associates LP.