Ray Dalio

Ray Dalio

Formal First Name
Raymond (Ray)
8/8/1949 - present

Ray Dalio is the Founder, Co-Chairman, and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Bridgewater Associates. He started the company out of his two-bedroom apartment in New York in 1975 and has been a global macro investor for more than 45 years. His industry-changing approaches to investing include the invention of risk parity, currency overlay, portable alpha, and global inflation-indexed bond management. Dalio is well known to have a very practical understanding of economics that varies significantly from conventional economic thinking.

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  • Under his leadership, Bridgewater has grown into the largest hedge fund in the world and the fifth most important private company in the United States
  • He organized Dalio Foundation to support microfinance, inner-city education, nature conservation.
  • He is an avid philanthropist with a special interest in ocean exploration and conservation.
  • He has been called the “Steve Jobs of Investing” by aiCIO Magazine and Wired Magazine.
  • He was named one of the 100 Most Influential People by TIME Magazine.