Ray Dalio and Jeremy Grantham on How They’re Seeing the World Right Now

Bridgewater Associates, Released on 5/19/22 (Recorded on 5/9/22)

*Video recorded on 5/9/22

The founders of Bridgewater and GMO discuss the big risks they’re watching, including inflationary pressures, political conflict, asset bubbles, and climate change — and what investors can do to protect themselves. The conversation is moderated by Jim Haskel, editor of the Daily Observations, and Alex Shahidi, co-CIO of Evoke Advisors, and is separated into two broad sections. In Part 1, Ray and Jeremy cover the major risks they are tracking — including strong inflationary pressures, rising political conflict, and asset bubbles. In Part 2, they talk through how investors can adjust their portfolios to prepare for these risks. Jeremy concludes the discussion by describing the threat that climate change and the overuse of natural resources poses to humanity, and the most promising solutions he sees to these problems.

Ray Dalio is an American businessman and founder of the investment firm Bridgewater Associates, one of the world’s largest hedge funds. In 2012, Dalio appeared on the annual Time 100 list of the 100 most influential people in the world. In 2011 and 2012 he was listed by Bloomberg Markets as one of the 50 Most Influential people. Institutional Investor’s Alpha ranked him No. 2 on their 2012 Rich List. Dalio has been labeled the Steve Jobs of investing. Ray’s latest book is Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order: Why Nations Succeed and Fail.

Jeremy Grantham is a billionaire investor and the co-founder and long-term investment strategist at GMO, one of the world’s most well-respected asset management firms. Jeremy is an investing legend and studied market historian, who successfully identified and sidestepped the major corrections such as the Japanese market in 1989, the tech bubble of 2000, and the global financial crisis of 2008, and even called the bottom in 2009.

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