Ray Dalio established Bridgewater Associates in 1975. With $150 billion under management, Bridgewater is the largest hedge fund in the world. The firm has approximately 350 institutional clients, including public and corporate pension funds, university endowments, charitable foundations, supranational agencies, sovereign wealth funds and central banks.
In 2015, Bridgewater published Economic Principles, a research paper discussing the driving forces behind the economy, and explains why economic cycles occur by breaking down concepts such as credit, interest rates, leveraging and deleveraging. Here at CMG, our interns are required to read Economic Principles, among other books. Though lengthy, it is the best working model on global economic cycles, debt, education, inflation and more I have read.
Dalio was interviewed by CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin at last month’s CNBC Institutional Investors Delivering Alpha Conference. In this week’s On My Radar, we summarize the interview and address Dalio’s question, “Are we at the end of a long-term debt cycle?”READ MORE