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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.

25 MOST IMPORTANT PRIVATE COMPANIES - BRIDGEWATER RANKED #5

Fortune | May 2016

Fortune has long celebrated the achievements of massive publicly-held corporations in lists such as the long-running Fortune 500. Today, as even super-hot startups forgo IPOs (at least for now), and some public behemoths turn private ...

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25 MOST IMPORTANT PRIVATE COMPANIES - BRIDGEWATER RANKED #5
Forbes 40 Most Important People In The Financial World

Forbes 40 Most Important People In The Financial World

May 2016

The founder of the world’s biggest hedge fund firm sees no reason for a 2008-style debt and economic crisis. “However, with debts high, monetary policy less able to be stimulative and prospective returns of investment assets too low to fund liabilities, I do expect the world economy to be in an extended period of stagnation , with markets having just moderate volatility, much like Japan has had for the last 20 years,” Dalio says. “I also expect significant productivity gains due to big data, big computing and AI, and that these gains will lead to people increasingly replaced by machines, which will increase the already big wealth gap.”

Bridgewater Receives Connecticut Red Cross Workplace Hero Award

Bridgewater Receives Connecticut Red Cross Workplace Hero Award

April 2016

Each year, the Red Cross accepts nominations from the public for recognition of people who go above and beyond in service to others, exemplifying the spirit of our own mission. These heroes are honored in recognition of their good…

ALPHA HEDGE FUND REPORT CARD – BRIDGEWATER RANKED #1

ALPHA HEDGE FUND REPORT CARD – BRIDGEWATER RANKED #1

February 2016

Performance isn’t the only factor that determines how well a firm fares in the eyes of its investors – but its by far the most important...

BLOOMBERG’S LARGEST PERFORMING HEDGE FUNDS – BRIDGEWATER RANKED #50

BLOOMBERG’S LARGEST PERFORMING HEDGE FUNDS – BRIDGEWATER RANKED #50

February 2016

Hedge funds attracted a net $44 billion in assets globally last year, the smallest amount since 2012, according to data compiled by Hedge Fund Research Inc. That reflects a volatile year, when unanticipated economic events rattled markets and led to declines…

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2015

December 2015 – Institutional Investor’s Pension 40 Ranking – Ray ranked #19

October 2015 – Absolute Return’s Billion Dollar Club –Bridgewater ranked #1

October 2015 – Bloomberg’s Market’s 50 Most Influential – Ray was ranked #18

October 2015 – HFMWeek’s US Performance Awards – Bridgewater made short list for macro long-term performance and macro over $1bn

September 2015 – Forbes’ 400 Riches Americans – Ray was ranked #29

September 2015 – CT Post’s Best Places to Work – Bridgewater won

September 2015 – P&I’s Largest Hedge Fund Managers – Bridgewater was ranked #1

August 2015 – Institutional Investor’s Top 300 Money Managers – Bridgewater was ranked #48

May 2015 – Institutional Investor’s Alpha’s Hedge Fund 100 – Bridgewater was ranked #1

May 2015 – Institutional Investor’s “Rich List” – Ray was ranked #3 highest earning hedge fund manager

April – Absolute Return’s Billion Dollar Club – Bridgewater was ranked #1

February 2015 – Absolute Return’s Top 40 – Bridgewater was ranked #9 in the $1 billion or more category

February 2015 – Institutional Investor’s Alpha Hedge Fund Report Card – Bridgewater was ranked #22

January 2015 – LCH Investments, Rick Sopher, Top Twenty Hedge Fund Managers – Bridgewater ranked #2

2014

November 2014 – 100 Women in Hedge Funds – Ray received Accepting Change award

October 2014 – Forbes America’s Top 50 Givers – Ray was ranked #19

September 2014 – Forbes 400 Richest Americans – Ray was ranked #30

September 2014 – CT Post’s Best Places to Work – Bridgewater was ranked #4

September 2014 – P&I’s Largest Hedge Fund Ranking – Bridgewater was ranked #1

July 2014 – Towers Watson’s Global Alternatives Survey – Bridgewater was ranked #2 Alternative Investment Manager

July 2014 – Institutional Investor’s Top 300 Money Managers – Bridgewater was ranked #48

June 2014 – Hedge Fund Review’s Americas Awards – Bridgewater received the “Best Investor Relations Team” award

May 2014 – Institutional Investor’s Hedge Fund 100 ranking – Bridgewater was ranked #1

May 2014 – Institutional Investor’s Rich List – Ray was ranked #10, Bob and Greg were ranked #36

March 2014 – Absolute Return’s Billion Dollar Club – Bridgewater was ranked #1

March 2014 – Institutional Investor’s U.S. Investment Management Award – Bridgewater won the hedge fund award in the Alternatives and Other Strategies category

February 2014 – Institutional Investor’s Alpha’s Hedge Fund Report Card – Bridgewater was ranked #25

January 2014 – Bloomberg’s Most Profitable Hedge Funds – Pure Alpha II was ranked the #1 world’s most profitable hedge fund and Pure Alpha I was ranked #17

2013

January 2013 – Bloomberg’s Top 100 Performing Largest Hedge Funds – Bridgewater’s All Weather 12% ranked #43 of 100 funds

February 2013 – Institutional Investor’s Alpha’s Hedge Fund Report Card – Bridgewater ranked #2 overall and in the top 5 of all sub-categories (alpha, risk management, alignment of interests, transparency, infrastructure, independent oversight, liquidity terms and investor relations

February 2013 – Absolute Return Awards 2012: All Weather 12% in the Global Macro category (nominee)

March 2013 – LCH annual study – Bridgewater names most profitable hedge fund for investors for the second consecutive year

March 2013 – Cogent Research’s annual survey – Bridgewater received the highest overall satisfaction rating from institutional investors in 2012

March 2013 – Absolute Return’s Billion Dollar Club – Bridgewater ranked #1

April 2013 – Investment & Pensions Europe’s (IPE) Pension Perception Survey – Bridgewater received highest approval rating from clients, 100%

April 2013 – Institutional Investor’s Rich List – Ray Dalio named #2

May 2013 – Barron’s Best 100 Hedge Funds list ranked Pure Alpha 18% #14 and All Weather #25

May 2013 – Institutional Investor’s Alpha’s Hedge Fund 100 list ranked Bridgewater #1

May 2013 – Institutional Investor’s 2013 Money Management Lifetime Achievement Award – Ray Dalio, honored

July 2013 – Hedge Funds Journal Review Americas Awards 2013 – Bridgewater / All Weather awarded Global Macro Hedge Fund for All Weather 12%

August 2013 – The Hedge Fund Journal’s 50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds survey – Bridgewater’s co-President and co-COO, Eileen Murray, ranked among 50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds list

September 2013 – Connecticut Post’s Top Workplaces 2013 – Bridgewater ranked #4 large businesses

September 2013 – Pension & Investments’ Largest Hedge Fund – Bridgewater ranked #1

September 2013 – Absolute Return’s Billion Dollar Club – Bridgewater ranked #1

September 2013 – Institutional Investor’s Alpha – Ray Dalio awarded Hedge Fund Hall of Fame

Terrapin – Bridgewater awarded Hedge Fund of the Year award

2012

February 2012 - LCH annual study – Bridgewater earned investors more money than any other hedge fund in history

February 2012 – Absolute Return’s 8th Annual Awards – Bridgewater awarded Best Global Macro Hedge Fund

March 2012 - Money Management Letter’s 11th Annual Public Pension Fund Awards – Bridgewater awarded Excellence Hedge Fund Manager of the Year

April 2012 – TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People List – Ray Dalio named to the list

April 2012 – Absolute Return’s Billion Dollar Club – Bridgewater ranked #1

June 2012 – Institutional Investor’s 10th Anniversary Hedge Fund Industry Awards 2012 – Bridgewater won Institutional Hedge Fund of the Year

June 2012 – Institutional Investor’s 10th Anniversary Hedge Fund Industry Awards

2012 – Bridgewater was a final nominee for the Macro-Focused Hedge Fund of the Year

July 2012 - Hedge Funds Review’s Americas Awards 2012 – Bridgewater / All Weather commended for Single Manager Fund of the Year

July 2012 - Hedge Funds Review’s Americas Awards 2012 – Bridgewater / All Weather won Best Global Macro Hedge Fund

October 2012 - HFMWeek U.S. Performance Awards 2012 – Bridgewater / All Weather awarded Macro over $1bn: All Weather 12% Trading

October 2012 – InvestHedge’s Awards for Investor Excellence 2012 – Bridgewater awarded Institutional Hedge Fund 5 Years

December 2012 – Pensions & Investments’ Best Places to Work survey – Bridgewater awarded Best Places to Work in 2012

December 2012 – aiCIO’s Industry Innovation Awards – Bridgewater awarded in holistic category for Overall Pension/E&F-Focused Unit

2011

March 2011 – Absolute Return’s Billion Dollar Club – Bridgewater ranked #1

June 2011 - Institutional Investor’s 9th Annual Hedge Fund Industry Awards – Bridgewater was final nominee for Institutional Hedge Fund Firm of the Year

June 2011 - Institutional Investor’s 9th Annual Hedge Fund Industry Awards – Bridgewater awarded Macro-Focused Hedge Fund Firm of the Year

September 2011 – Absolute Return’s Hedge Fund Report Card – Bridgewater ranked #1

September 2011 – aiCIO’s Industry Innovation Awards - Bridgewater awarded in alternative investment category for hedge fund

November 2011 – Absolute Return’s 7th Annual Awards – Bridgewater awarded Management Firm of the Year and Global Macro Fund

2011 - HFMWeek Outstanding Performance Award – Bridgewater / Pure Alpha Fund II awarded Macro over $1 billion

2010

September 2010 – Absolute Return’s Billion Dollar Club – Bridgewater ranked #1

September 2010 – Absolute Return’s Hedge Fund Report Card – Bridgewater ranked #2

November 2010 – Absolute Return’s 6th Annual Awards – Bridgewater awarded Management Firm of the Year

November 2010 - Absolute Return’s 6th Annual Awards – Bridgewater awarded Global Macro Award

November 2010 - Absolute Return’s 6th Annual Awards – Bridgewater Pure Alpha / All Weather was final nominee for Global Macro Award

November 2010 - Absolute Return’s 6th Annual Awards – Bridgewater All Weather was final nominee for Fund of the Year

November 2010 - HFMWeek U.S. Performance Awards – Ray Dalio awarded Special Contribution for changing the hedge fund industry

November 2010 – HFMWeek’s U.S. Performance Awards – Bridgewater nominated for Outstanding Performance Award in the Macro over $1 billion category

November 2010 – HFMWeek’s U.S. Performance Awards – Bridgewater awarded Hedge Fund of the Year

December 2010 – aiCIO’s Industry Innovation Awards – Bridgewater awarded Strategic Beta Management (for pioneering Risk Parity)

2009

June 2009 – Alternative Investment News’ 7th Annual Hedge Fund Industry Awards – Ray Dalio won Lifetime Achievement Award

July 2009 – Absolute Return’s Billion Dollar Club – Bridgewater ranked #1

April 2009 – Plansponsor’s Awards for Excellence – Bridgewater awarded Hedge Fund Manager of the Year

September 2009 – Absolute Return’s Hedge Fund Report Card – Bridgewater ranked #1

2008

September 2008 - Absolute Return’s Billion Dollar Club – Bridgewater ranked #2

2007

2007 – Money Management/IMCA – Bridgewater awarded Hedge Fund Manager of the Year (Multi-strategy)

2007 – EuroMoney – Bridgewater won Best Research award

September 2007 – Absolute Return’s Billion Dollar Club – Bridgewater ranked #4

2006

January 2006 – Professional Pensions’ Global Pensions Awards – Bridgewater awarded Currency Manager of the Year

April 2006 – Money Management Letter’s 2006 Public Fund Awards – Bridgewater awarded Alternative Manager of the Year

November 2006 – Global Custodian/Plansponsor – Ray Dalio won Lifetime Achievement Award

2006 – Money Management Letter – Bridgewater awarded Public Pension Fund Award for Excellence

2006 – Absolute Return’s Billion Dollar Club – Bridgewater ranked #1

2004

2004 – Asian Investor – Bridgewater awarded Best in Global Fixed Income

2004 - Global Pensions –Bridgewater awarded Currency Overlay Manager of the Year

September 2004 – PlanSponsor’s Operations Survey – Bridgewater won overall Operational Excellence Survey for Best in Class

September 2004 – PlanSponsor’s Operations Survey – Bridgewater awarded Client Service award

September 2004 – PlanSponsor’s Operations Survey – Bridgewater awarded Providing Trade Instructions

September 2004 – PlanSponsor’s Operations Survey – Bridgewater awarded Failed Trade Support

September 2004 – PlanSponsor’s Operations Survey – Bridgewater awarded Managing Cash Balances

September 2004 – PlanSponsor’s Operations Survey – Bridgewater awarded Reconciling to the Custodian

2003

February 2003 – Global Investor’s Awards for Excellence – Bridgewater awarded Global Bond Manager of the Year

2002

2002 - Greenwich Associates’ Client Service Survey – Bridgewater ranked #2 of 100 Managers

September 2002 – Thomson Financial’s Nelson Information Ranks World’s Best Money Managers – Bridgewater ranked #1 on International Fixed Income Money Manager in the World