Ray Dalio (Bridgewater Associates) on Deleveraging (and other things)

By: Ian Campbell | Tue, Sep 18, 2012
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Why read: Ray Dalio is one of the world's most successful money manager. He is a 'plain talker' and I think very good thinker.

Commentary: While an hour is a long time to commit to listen to an interview, this is one lengthy interview that I suggest you take the time to listen to at least parts of it, and think about what Dalio says. In particular, you might want to listen at:

You can visit Bridgewater Associates website here, and read or print (at no cost) a four page PDF titled 'Risk Parity is about Balance'. To access that paper, click on 'Site Map' (bottom of home page), then click on Risk Parity & Portfolio Construction White Papers. You will taken to a webpage that asks for your name, e-mail address and agreement with Bridgewater's disclaimer. You will then be taken to a webpage where you can access the PDF.

Bridgewater is said to manage about U.S.$130 billion. That is a huge responsibility, and it seems evident to me that Mr. Dalio strongly believes that to be the case. Accordingly, in what I see as very turbulent and uncertain economic times it is not terribly surprising to me that:

I consider the latter exercise to be one 'well worth doing', and recommend it to you.

Topical Reference: Ray Dalio talks about delivering and a lot of other things, from Also Sprach Analyst, Ray Dalio, September 13, 2012 - video watching and listening time 30 minutes plus a further 37 minutes of questions and answers.

 


 

Ian Campbell

Author: Ian Campbell

Ian R. Campbell, FCA, FCBV
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Through his www.BusinessTransitionSimplified.com website and his Business Transition & Valuation Review newsletter Ian R. Campbell shares his perspectives on business transition, business valuation and world economic and financial markets influences on those two topics. A recognized business valuation and transition authority, he founded Toronto based Campbell Valuation Partners Limited (1976). He currently is working to bring his business valuation and transition experience to both business owners and their advisors in our new economic, business and financial markets normal.

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