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Bridgewater is a Community

Bridgewater is a community of people who are driven to achieve excellence in their work and their relationships through radical truth and radical transparency.

Grounds of Bridgewater headquarters in Westport, CT
Radical Truth & Radical Transparency

Radical Truth & Radical Transparency —
Openly and thoughtfully disagreeing on important issues is the most powerful way of creating meaningful work, meaningful relationships, and great outcomes.

Bridgewater headquarters in Westport, CT

 

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Principles & Culture

Our unique success is the direct result of our unique way of being. We want an idea meritocracy in which meaningful work and meaningful relationships are pursued through radical truth and radical transparency. We require people to be extremely open, air disagreements, test each other’s logic and view discovering mistakes and weaknesses as a good thing that leads to improvement and innovation. It is by continually striving together for the highest levels of truth and excellence that we create meaningful work and meaningful relationships.

We are both idealistic and practical. We believe that creating excellent outcomes requires setting ambitious goals and applying our understanding of how the world works, as reflected in principles, to achieve them. Our Principles are ways of dealing with situations. They are the evolving record of our understanding of what works well. They’re not just read and followed, but stress-tested on an individual and collective level as our shared approach to working together. As Bridgewater is an idea-meritocracy in which we value independent thinking, we urge you to read and assess them for yourself.

Principles & Culture
Company Culture and the Power of Thoughtful Disagreement

Company Culture and the Power of Thoughtful Disagreement

Bridgewater founder Ray Dalio discusses meaningful work and meaningful relationships through radical truth and radical transparency.

Learn More About our Principles

Learn More About our Principles

We believe that producing excellence requires approaching both work and people in a principled way. Above all else, we want to figure out what is true and figure out how best to deal with it.

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Culture of Openness

Culture of Openness

Employees share what it’s like here — from radical transparency and principle-based decision-making, to embracing what you don’t know and how that drives innovation.

What We Do

Bridgewater Associates is focused on understanding how the world works. By having the deepest possible understanding of the global economy and financial markets and translating that understanding into great portfolios and meaningful relationships with institutional clients, we’ve built a distinct track record of success. We’ve done this for over 40 years, by having great people operating in a culture of radical truth and radical transparency.

Today, we manage about $150 billion for approximately 350 of the largest and most sophisticated institutional clients globally, including public and corporate pension funds, university endowments, charitable foundations, supranational agencies, foreign governments, and central banks.

What We Do
The Research team shares insights at its weekly “What’s Going On In the World” meeting.
Creating Unique Insights

Creating Unique Insights

Bridgewater has historically focused on building the best possible understanding of global economies and markets. These insights drive our innovation in investment management, inform global economic policy, and deliver performance for our clients.

Research Library

How the Economic Machine Works

How the Economic Machine Works

Bridgewater founder Ray Dalio explains how the economy works in a simple, mechanical way.

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Client & Industry Recognition

Client & Industry Recognition

Bridgewater has been shaping an industry for the past 40 years. Click below to access a collection of press and media about us from major news outlets.

Media Archive

MEANINGFUL WORK,
MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS The mutual trust built from being radically transparent and honest with our thoughts — and from pushing each other to continually improve — leads to lasting relationships.

Technology & Innovation

We are engineering systems to understand the world. Our philosophy is that the world can be understood, and we strive to build a fundamental, cause-and-effect understanding of markets and management. Technology is crucial to advancing our mission. Our technologists collaborate with our researchers and managers to design, engineer, and run platforms which enable systemization and scale in everything we do.

Technology Channel

Technology & Innovation

Careers

It takes all types to make Bridgewater great. If you’re someone who enjoys creating innovative ways to reach ambitious goals, who is open to and energized by receiving honest feedback, and who likes asking and being asked “why?” — then we should talk. We don’t just look for people who can do a particular job. We look for people we want to share our lives with.

Careers

Learn what it's like to work here

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Community

Meaningful relationships are just as important as meaningful work — both are required and mutually reinforcing. So we support relationships to help them grow organically, with people having many options for getting involved in the community, if they choose to.

For example, we are now home to 87 common interest, support, diversity, and activity groups ranging from sports teams and health and wellness groups to book and car clubs and a community garden. We gather families for our big summer and Halloween parties and have many other celebrations throughout the year, including an annual TalentFest and our unique Scrum race. And we encourage people to get together on their own to do whatever interests them by helping pay for events they organize themselves.

Community
The Scrum

The Scrum

What began as a challenge between a handful of employees in 2004 is now one of our most beloved traditions. Every year, more than 100 participants take the plunge and race around our headquarters — running, swimming, and scrumming their way to the finish line.

Bridgewater 40th Anniversary

Bridgewater 40th Anniversary

In June 2015, we paused to look back at our evolution over 40 years. During an evening of storytelling and festivities, we reminisced about our past before dancing the night away.

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Community Outreach

Community Outreach

Building meaningful relationships through meaningful work is at the heart of who we are. Our community is always exploring ways to come together. From building homes to fundraising for causes to planting community gardens, we encourage our employees to support what they care about.

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Contact

Bridgewater Associates is located in Westport, Connecticut — about one hour from New York City.

One Glendinning Place Westport, CT 06880
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