New York City

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The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York (NY), is the most populous city in the United States. With an estimated 2017 population of 8,622,698 distributed over a land area of about 302.6 sqmi, New York City is also the most densely populated major city in the United States. Located at the southern tip of the state of New York, the city is the center of the New York metropolitan area, the largest metropolitan area in the world by urban landmass and one of the world's most populous megacities, with an estimated 20,320,876 people in its 2017 Metropolitan Statistical Area and 23,876,155 residents in its Combined Statistical Area.

Hedge fund

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Ray Dalio of Bridgewater Associates, the world's largest hedge fund firm with US$160 billion in assets under management as of 2017. Steven A. Cohen of Point72 Asset Management, formerly known as founder of S.A.C. Capital Advisors. John Paulson of Paulson & Co. whose hedge funds as of December 2015 had $19 billion assets under management, compared to $18 billion in September 2013 and $36 billion in early 2011. David Tepper of Appaloosa Management. Paul Tudor Jones II of Tudor Investment Corporation. Daniel Och of Och-Ziff Capital Management Group with more than $40 billion in assets under management in 2013. Israel Englander of Millennium Management. Leon G. Cooperman of Omega Advisors.

Harvard Business School

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Ray Dalio, 1973 – founded Bridgewater Associates. Raymond W. Baker, 1960 – director of Global Financial Integrity. Richard Menschel, 1959 - (retired) senior director of Goldman Sachs; 2015 winner of the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy. Richard Urman, 2009 – physician and author. Rick Burr, 2013 - Chief of the Australian Army. Rick Wagoner, 1977 – former CEO of General Motors. Robert B. Stobaugh – Harvard Business School emeritus professor of Business Administration. Robert Kraft, 1965 – chairman and CEO of The Kraft Group, owner of the New England Patriots and New England Revolution. Robert McNamara, 1939 – former Secretary of Defense and former President of the World Bank. Rodney A.

Jon Rubinstein

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Rubinstein's appointment as co-CEO at Bridgewater Associates, the world's largest hedge fund, was announced in a letter to clients in March 2016. In the note, Bridgewater officials noted that "because technology is so important to us, we wanted one of our co-C.E.O.s to be very strong in that area." Rubinstein replaced Greg Jensen, who moved to concentrate on his role as co-chief investment officer. Less than one year later, it was announced that Rubinstein was leaving the company because he and Bridgewater founder Ray Dalio "mutually agree that he is not a cultural fit for Bridgewater".

Westport, Connecticut

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The major financial services companies in Westport now are Bridgewater Associates, a global investment manager and Westport's largest employer, Canaan Partners, an early stage venture capital firm focusing on IT and life sciences, and BNY Mellon. Professional, scientific, and technical services companies include Terex, a Fortune 500 company manufacturing industrial equipment and offering professional and technical services around those products, and dLife, a multimedia diabetes education (and marketing) company. Comprising 234 acre, Sherwood Island State Park is located on Long Island Sound and includes beach access.

Jackson Heights, Queens

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Ray Dalio (born 1949), founder of Bridgewater Associates. Alan M. Davis (born 1949), professor and author. Edward Djerejian (born 1939), diplomat, former United States Ambassador to Syria and Israel and Assistant Secretary of State. Albert K. Dawson (1885-1967), journalist and cinematographer during the First World War. Kevin Dobson (born 1943), actor, known for his roles on Kojak and Knots Landing. Alfred Eisenstaedt (1898–1995), photographer, lived in Jackson Heights for many years. Calvin Fixx (1906—1950), editor at Time magazine. Dave Fleming (born 1969), MLB pitcher who spent most of his career with the Seattle Mariners. Paul D. Ginsberg (born 1962), President of Roark Capital Group.

Thomas Britton Harris IV

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He subsequently left Verizon to serve as the chief executive officer of Bridgewater Associates, at the time the largest hedge fund in the world. Harris spent only six months at Bridgewater due to a culture fit problem, however Ray Dalio, the firm's founder and chief executive following Harris' departure, noted that "Mr. Harris is a superstar, with an absolutely fantastic character. He's an industry leader." Following Bridgewater, Harris was appointed chief investment officer of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (Also known as TRS), Texas' pension plan for public teachers.

Assets under management

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In finance, assets under management (AUM), sometimes called funds under management (FUM), measures the total market value of all the financial assets which a financial institution such as a mutual fund, venture capital firm, or brokerage house manages on behalf of its clients and themselves.


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Forbes is an American business magazine. Published bi-weekly, it features original articles on finance, industry, investing, and marketing topics. Forbes also reports on related subjects such as technology, communications, science, politics, and law. Its headquarters is located in Jersey City, New Jersey. Primary competitors in the national business magazine category include Fortune and Bloomberg Businessweek. The magazine is well known for its lists and rankings, including of the richest Americans (the Forbes 400), of the world's top companies (the Forbes Global 2000), and The World's Billionaires. The motto of Forbes magazine is "The Capitalist Tool".

Bloomberg L.P.

Bloomberg L.P. is a privately held financial, software, data, and media company headquartered in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. It was founded by Michael Bloomberg in 1981, with the help of Thomas Secunda, Duncan MacMillan, Charles Zegar, and a 30% ownership investment by Merrill Lynch.

Wilton, Connecticut

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Wilton is a town in Fairfield County in southwestern Connecticut in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the town population was 18,062.


CNBC is an American pay television business news channel that is owned by NBCUniversal Broadcast, Cable, Sports and News, a division of NBCUniversal, with both being ultimately owned by Comcast. Headquartered in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, the network primarily carries business day coverage of U.S. and international financial markets; following the end of the business day and on non-trading days, CNBC primarily carries financial and business-themed documentaries and reality shows.

Institutional Investor (magazine)

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Institutional Investor magazine is a monthly periodical published by Euromoney Institutional Investor. It was founded in 1967 by Gilbert E. Kaplan. A separate international edition of the magazine was established in 1976 for readers in Europe and Asia. Capital Cities Communications purchased the magazine in 1984. The Walt Disney Company bought Capital Cities in 1996 and sold the magazine to Euromoney a year later. Institutional Investor has offices in New York City, London and Hong Kong.

Transcendental Meditation technique

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The Transcendental Meditation technique or TM is a form of silent mantra meditation, developed by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The meditation practice involves the use of a mantra and is practiced for 20 minutes twice per day while sitting with one's eyes closed. It is one of the most-widely practiced, and among the most widely researched meditation techniques, with over 340 peer-reviewed studies published. Beginning in 1965, the Transcendental Meditation technique has been incorporated into schools, universities, corporations, and prison programs in the United States, Latin America, Europe, and India.

United States dollar

The United States dollar (sign: $; code: USD; also abbreviated US$ and referred to as the dollar, U.S. dollar, or American dollar) is the official currency of the United States and its territories per the United States Constitution since 1792. In practice, the dollar is divided into 100 smaller cent units, but is occasionally divided into 1000 mills for accounting. The circulating paper money consists of Federal Reserve Notes that are denominated in United States dollars.


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Major financial industry employers include The Hartford, Travelers, Cigna, Aetna, Mass Mutual, People's United Financial, Royal Bank of Scotland, UBS Bridgewater Associates, and GE Capital. Separately, the real estate industry accounted for an additional 15% of economic activity in 2009, with major employers including Realogy and William Raveis Real Estate. Manufacturing is the third biggest industry at 11.9% of GDP and dominated by Hartford-based United Technologies Corporation (UTC), which employs more than 22,000 people in Connecticut. Lockheed Martin subsidiary Sikorsky Aircraft operates Connecticut's single largest manufacturing plant in Stratford, where it makes helicopters.

List of Long Island University people

Kirschstein National Research Service Awards *Bob Brier, noted Egyptologist and one of the world's leading experts on mummies Long Island University Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates. Howard Lorber, businessman; investor; CEO of Vector Group; chairman of Nathan's Famous and Douglas Elliman. Jorge M. Perez, real estate developer, author and political fundraiser; founder of The Related Companies. Adnan Polat, chairman of Football Club Galatasaray SK; CEO of Ege Seramik. Terry Semel, former chairman and CEO of Yahoo!; on the Board of Directors of Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation, The Paley Center for Media, and the Guggenheim Museum.

List of people from Westport, Connecticut

Ray Dalio, CEO, money manager at Bridgewater Associates. Rodney Dangerfield, comedian and actor, past resident. Bette Davis, Academy Award-winning actress, past resident, 1 Crooked Mile Road. Sandy Dennis (1937–1992), Academy Award-winning actress, died in town. Phil Donahue (b. 1935), television personality, talk show host, married to Marlo Thomas, lives in town. Michael Douglas, Academy Award-winning actor, past resident. Linda Fiorentino, actress. Luke Greenfield, movie director, grew up in town. Matt Harding (b. 1976), Internet celebrity notable for videos showing him dancing in many locations around the world. Melissa Joan Hart, actress, moved to Westport in 2009.

LIU Post

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Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates investment firm. Ted David, CNBC anchor. Bret Ernst, comedian. Mike Gange, of The Howard Stern Show. Joe Gatto, comedian, executive producer of Impractical Jokers. Charles J. Gradante, hedge fund expert. Alan Hahn, MSG Network studio analyst, co-host of daily ESPN Radio sports talk show. Jackee Harry, actress. Bunny Hoest, cartoonist of The Lockhorns comic strip. Jamie Kellner, chairman and CEO of Turner Broadcasting System. Brian Kilmeade, Fox News Channel television personality. Ed Lauter, actor. John Leguizamo, actor. Bruce Lipton, developmental biologist. Lynda Lopez, anchorwoman. Howard Lorber, Chief Executive Officer of Nathan's Famous.

List of companies founded by Harvard University alumni

This is a list of companies founded by Harvard University alumni, including attendees who enrolled in degree programs at Harvard University but did not eventually graduate. Companies founded by alumni of Radcliffe College ("Harvard Annex", 1879-1999) are not included in this list. This list is not exhaustive, as it only includes notable companies of which the founding and development history is well recorded by reliable sources. In particular, subsidiaries are listed with their owners in parentheses.

List of people from Greenwich, Connecticut

Ray Dalio, CEO of Bridgewater Associates of Westport; lives in town. Robert Diamond (born 1951), banker, President and CEO for investment banking at Barclays; formerly lived in town. Brady Dougan (born 1959), CEO of Credit Suisse First Boston; CEO-elect of Credit Suisse Group in Zurich (beginning May 2007); youngest CEO on Wall Street (2004). Martin Frankel (born 1954), financier convicted in 2002 of insurance fraud, racketeering and money laundering; lived in town. Richard S. Fuld Jr., CEO of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. Louis V. Gerstner Jr., CEO of IBM. Vladimir Gusinsky, Russian media baron; has a house in Greenwich. Leona Helmsley, hotel owner; lived in town.

Reactions to Occupy Wall Street

Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates, the world's largest hedge fund, stated in an interview with Charlie Rose, "I think the number one problem is that we're not having a quality dialogue ... I certainly understand the frustration, I understand the dilemma, I understand the discontent." Other business leaders lending their support include George Soros and Russell Simmons. On September 19, Roseanne Barr, the first celebrity to endorse the protest, spoke to protesters calling for a combination of capitalism and socialism and a system not based on "bloated talk radio hosts and that goddamn Ayn Rand book".

2015–16 Chinese stock market turbulence

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At the 2016 World Economic Forum conference in Davos, hosted by Bloomberg, which included panelists Christine Lagarde of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Gary Cohn of Goldman Sachs, Ray Dalio of Bridgewater Associates, Soho China CEO Zhang Xin, China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) Vice Chairman Fang Xinghai and Jiang Jianqing of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, they discussed volatility and transitions.

Touched with Fire (film)

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Touched with Fire is a 2015 American drama film directed and written by Paul Dalio and starring Katie Holmes, Luke Kirby, Christine Lahti, Griffin Dunne and Bruce Altman. The film is about two bipolar poets who meet in a psychiatric hospital and fall in love. The film was released on February 12, 2016, by Roadside Attractions. Filming began on April 10, 2013 in New York City. The film premiered at South by Southwest on March 15, 2015. Roadside Attractions acquired the US distribution rights to the film on May 19, 2015. The film was released on February 12, 2016, by Roadside Attractions. Katie Holmes as Carla. Luke Kirby as Marco. Christine Lahti as Sara. Griffin Dunne as George.

Risk parity

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In 1996, Bridgewater Associates launched a risk parity fund called the All Weather asset allocation strategy. Although Bridgewater Associates was the first to bring a risk parity product to market, they did not coin the term. Instead the term "risk parity" was first used by Edward Qian, of PanAgora Asset Management, when he authored a white paper in 2005. In 2008 the name Risk Parity (short for Risk Premia Parity) was given to this portfolio investment category by Andrew Zaytsev at the investment consulting firm Alan Biller and Associates. Soon, the term was adopted by the asset management industry.