In the world of investment management many financial advisors or investment brokers ultimate goal would be to end up as a hedge fund manager. A hedge fund is an investment vehicle and business structure that brings capital from numerous investors and invests these resources into securities and other profitable investment instruments. The companies that run these hedge funds may be structured as limited partnerships or limited liability companies. The investments that a hedge fund manager would take are capped by leverage and are highly liquid. If a hedge fund manager wants to be successful for his company they need to have a sound investment strategy and a competitive edge within the industry. A good hedge fund manager will have many investors with a lot of capital to invest with them, and with a good marketing and risk management plan they will be very successful and make a lot of money.
Ray Dalio – Net Gains (Since Inception) $ 41.8 billionRaymond Dalio is an American investor, hedge fund manager, and philanthropist. He is the founder of the world’s biggest hedge fund firm often referred to as Bridgewater Associates, which manages close $160 billion assets. Dalio grew up in a middle-class Long Island neighborhood and started playing the markets at age 12, getting tips from golfers for whom he caddied. In 1975, after earning an MBA from Harvard Business School, he launched Bridgewater from his two-bedroom New York City apartment. His hedge fund suffered losses in the first half of 2016 but bounced back to end the year up by 2.4%. Dalio’s All Weather fund, which seeks to perform well in good markets and bad, was up by 11.6%. Dalio has an estimated net worth of $17.4 billion. Dalio announced in March 2017 that he would step down as co-CEO of Bridgewater as part of a company-wide shake-up by April 15. Jon Rubinstein, co-CEO of the fund, was announced to step down with Dalio, but would retain an advisory role. Even after all these, he still holds a great part in the hedge fund industry.
In September 2017, he published a 300-page opus about his approach. The book, The Principles: Life and Work, paved the way for a TED Talk, countless high-profile interviews, and an animated adventure show based on his management principles. Dalio even got a Twitter account.