After Taking $1.4 Billion Compensation In Down Year, Dalio's Bridgewater Receives Government Assistance

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Mark Melin
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Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest and arguably most financially successful hedge fund in history, is currently in negotiation with one of the most indebted states in the nation, Connecticut, to receive a $22 million assistance package. Bridgewater using leverage to obtain public assistance comes as fund founder Ray Dalio was reported to have raked in $1.4 billion in 2015, a year in which the reputed “noncorrelated” hedge fund correlated to the downside relative to the stock market. [dalio] Connecticut Bond Commission floats assistance towards big bond buyer The Connecticut Bond Commission, which floats bond offerings to hedge funds such as…

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Mark Melin is an alternative investment practitioner whose specialty is recognizing the impact of beta market environment on a technical trading strategy. A portfolio and industry consultant, wrote or edited three books including High Performance Managed Futures (Wiley 2010) and The Chicago Board of Trade’s Handbook of Futures and Options (McGraw-Hill 2008) and taught a course at Northwestern University's executive education program.

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