Profile of Ray Dalio of Bridgewater Capital

Ray Dalio is the founder of Bridgewater Associates which manages over $150 billion in assets. Bridgewater Associates runs one of the largest hedge funds in the world, and their Pure Alpha fund has over $45 billion assets under management

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Curtis Faith

Curtis Faith is a notable participant of Richard Dennis’ fabled Turtle Trader experiment. He is the author of Way of the Turtle: The Secret Methods that Turned Ordinary People into Legendary Traders (2007) and Inside the Mind of the Turtles: How the World’s Best Traders Master Risk.

Victor Sperandeo – Trader Vic

Sperandeo achieved 18 consecutive years of positive returns up till 1990. He had negative returns of 15% in 1991 and 1992 before resuming consecutive years of positive returns. In 1993 his Methods of a Wall Street Master was published. Sperandeo managed money for George Soros and Leon Cooperman of Omega Advisors. Sperandeo started his career …

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T. Boone Pickens

Firm: BP Capital ManagementCity: Dallas2008 Age: 792008 Assets Under Management: $5 Billion Born in 1928, Thomas Boone Pickens, Jr. is chairman of the hedge fund BP Capital Management (BP standing for Boone Pickens). His father worked as an oil and mineral land man. Pickens attended Texas A&M on a basketball scholarship but transferred to Oklahoma …

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Stanley Druckenmiller

Firm: Duquesne CapitalCity: New York2008 Age: 552008 Assets Under Management: $10 Billion Druckenmiller graduated from from Bowdoin College in 1975 where he studied English and Economics. He went on to begin a Ph.D. at the University of Michigan but decided leave the program to take a job as a stock analyst for Pittsburgh National Bank. …

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Paul Tudor Jones

Firm: Tudor Investment Corp.City: Greenwich, Connecticut2008 Age: 532008 Assets Under Management: $18 Billion Memphis born hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in economics in 1976. Tudor Jones went on to work for Eli Tullis, a successful cotton speculator at the New York Cotton Exchange. In 1980 …

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Ken Griffin

Firm: Citadel Investment GroupCity: Chicago2008 Age: 402008 Assets Under Management: $20 Billion Self made billionaire Ken Griffin is the managing director and CEO of Citadel Investment Group, one of the largest hedge funds in the world. Griffin was born in Daytona Beach, Florida and lived in Texas and Wisconsin as a child. He returned to …

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Chris Hohn

Firm: The Children’s Investment FundCity: London2008 Age: 412008 Assets Under Management: $11 Billion Originally from Addlestone, Surrey, Chris Hohn is the son of car mechanic who emigrated to Britain from Jamaica in 1960. Hohn graduated from Southampton University and went on to get his MBA ar Harvard, graduating in the top 5% of his class. …

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Hedge Fund Managers – Alan Howard – Brevan Howard

Firm: Brevan Howard Asset ManagementCity: London2008 Age: 442008 Assets Under Management: $22 Billion Alan Howard was formerly head of proprietary trading at Credit Suisse First Boston. In 2003 Howard founded his fixed-income focused hedge fund, Brevan Howard Asset Management. Howard’s success contradicts the popular idea that bank prop traders struggle going out on their own. …

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