Tuesday, November 10, 2020 | 7:00 PM EST - 8:00 PM EST
Zoom Webinar | Ray Dalio
Renowned investor, philanthropist, and New York Times best-selling author Ray Dalio discussed today’s most important issues, and the critical roles the United States and China play in an era of rapid global change, at the 14th annual CHINA Town Hall Keynote on November 10, 2020.
Ray Dalio and his family have been deeply involved in business and philanthropic efforts in China for 35 years, and we are pleased he will kick off this year’s nationwide CHINA Town Hall event. In addition, each of our local partner organizations around the country will convene an accompanying town hall conversation to delve deeper into the issues and concerns of their local community.
Mr. Dalio is the author of the best-selling Principles: Life and Work and The Changing World Order: Why Nations Succeed and Fail, which will be released this winter.
Ray Dalio is the founder, co-chief investment officer, and co-chairman of Bridgewater Associates, LP, the largest hedge fund in the world. Ray Dalio and Bridgewater have been deeply involved in the evolution of the Chinese economy and markets for 36 years. He was drawn to China at first by curiosity and later by a deep affection for the Chinese people and culture. His earliest visit was in 1984 as a guest of CITIC when the company invited Mr. Dalio to teach them how financial markets work and to help them develop their financial system. Mr. Dalio visited China for many years just for the pleasure of it, but eventually he and Bridgewater began managing investments and providing advice to China’s top investment institutions and senior policy makers; in 2003 he began trading in Chinese markets. Over the past year and a half, Bridgewater has launched two All Weather China strategies – one for non-Chinese institutional investors to gain exposure to Chinese assets, and the other for domestic investors in China. Bridgewater has followed the development of China’s markets as they have opened up, and the firm has secured licenses to access that allow it to increase diversification locally. Bridgewater maintains offices in Beijing and Shanghai.
Mr. Dalio’s close relationship with China extended to his family, who joined him on visits to China starting in 1985. That led to his son Matthew going to an all-Chinese school in Beijing when he was 11 and to his setting up the China Care Foundation to help Chinese orphans with special needs when he was 16. The Dalio family continues to support child welfare and education initiatives through the Beijing Dalio Foundation. Mr. Dalio also established, with Bill Gates and three Chinese philanthropists, the China Global Philanthropy Institute, which teaches Chinese philanthropists and policy-makers best practices in philanthropy.
Other CHINA Town Hall 2020 Events
CHINA Town Hall: Society & Culture
Thursday, November 12, 7:00 p.m. EST
with Raymond Chang, Lucas Sin, and Janet Yang
CHINA Town Hall: U.S. Perspectives in Chinese
Monday, November 16, 8:00 a.m. EST
with Robert Daly, June Mei, and Matt Sheehan
CHINA Town Hall: Economics & Trade
Tuesday, November 17, 7:00 p.m. EST
with Amy Celico, Huang Yiping, and Andy Rothman
CHINA Town Hall: Health & Climate
Wednesday, November 18, 7:00 p.m. EST
with Margaret Hamburg, Ryan Hass, and Angel Hsu