Tuesday, 21 October 2014
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Aug 25 2009 | 12:07pm ET
Transparency may be the buzzword in alternative investment circles these days, but Bridgewater Associates is none-too-happy about too much transparency.
The Connecticut hedge fund giant, which has more than $70 billion in assets under management, is trying to tamp down on the tendency for its daily communiqués with clients to find their way into reporters’ inboxes. Bridgewater began encrypting its electronic communications last week in order to keep them from being forwarded to the press.
Ironically enough, news of the firm’s new policy comes via an e-mail forwarded to the New York Post.
Anticipating a new problem—clients unable to figure out how to get to the firm’s reports—Bridgewater has set up a help desk to guide its investors through the multi-step process, the tabloid reports.
In May, Bridgewater chief Raymond Dalio told the firm’s investors that the Westport, Conn., shop was planning something to keep his words from getting into the wrong hands, such as “the media, competitors and dealers.”
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
"I tell people that everybody likes good news and so if you have good performance that’s wonderful,” explains Mike McKitish of Peddie School's endowment, “but it’s the people that want to talk about the bad news or where they drifted and how they came back and how they stayed to their discipline…” that he wants to hear from. Read more…
Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET
The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…
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