Claims of sexual harassment, fear and intimidation are surfacing in Westport.
Specifically, they’re alleged to occur at Bridgewater Associates. The world’s largest hedge fund is headquartered at 2 sites — the Glendinning property on Weston Road and Nyala Farms, off I-95 exit 18 — but its reputation for secrecy is legendary.
The charges — reported today in the New York Times — were filed earlier this year with the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights, by a 34-year-old employee. The newspaper interviewed 7 former employees and people who have worked with Bridgewater, lifting a lid on the $154 billion firm.
Bridgewater has also been the focus of a National Labor Relations Board complaint, about confidentiality agreements that have led to interference and coercion.
The Times story includes information ranging from recordings of all meetings, to skinny-dipping and excessive drinking at an off-site retreat.
Click here for the full New York Times article.