Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Bridgewater to launch $10 Bilion Hedge Fund

Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has reported that Bridgewater Associates is nearly finished launching a $10 billion Hedge Fund.

Ray Dalio’s Bridgewater Associates is the the world's biggest hedge-fund firm.

The launch of this large fund indicates the latest sign of the hedge-fund industry's rebound from the 2008 financial crisis.

Ray Dalio

Hedge funds are benefiting from pension funds' eagerness to use so-called alternative investments to juice returns and fill funding gaps.

Bridgewater said its assets now top $100 billion which is alarge sum for a firm that depends on nimble trades across the globe.

Bridgewater specializes in macroeconomic investing, using computer-executed trades in dozens of currency, bond and stock markets.

You can watch the below video if you want to know what is Hedge fund and how they are different from Mutual Funds.

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