Client relationships drive success of Bridgewater model

Concentrating on key relationships gives largest hedge fund edge

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Curiosity may lead to the death of cats but at Bridgewater Associates, it is a compulsory activity. This search for understanding is at the heart of Bridgewater's investment and business philosophy. For founder Ray Dalio, the journey is more important than the potential commercial gain.

How Bridgewater accumulated over $160 billion of assets it currently has under management may be unique in the hedge fund community. From humble beginnings in a New York City apartment, the Bridgewater empire has