From corporate website: It is in Bridgewater’s DNA to innovate, unshackled by conventions. As a result, over the last 30 years, Bridgewater has pioneered several investment strategies, including currency overlay management in the 1980s, the separation of alpha and beta in the early 1990s and inflation-linked bond management in the mid 1990s. Bridgewater began managing assets in its optimal alpha strategy Pure Alpha® in 1991 and its optimal beta strategy All Weather® in 1996. Bridgewater currently manages $140 billion in global investments for a wide array of institutional clients, including foreign governments and central banks, corporate and public pension funds, university endowments and charitable foundations. Bridgewater has 500 employees and is based in Westport, Connecticut.