Bridgewater Associates is notoriously security-conscious.
But last night, “60 Minutes” profiled the Westport-based hedge fund — by some accounts, the world’s largest.
Bill Whitaker’s story focused on founder Ray Dalio. It offered glimpses of the Weston Road headquarters — including not only shots of the exterior, but the seldom-seen interior.
Cameras even recorded analysts in action, and a staff meeting.
Bridgewater has a reputation as a secretive place to work — almost a cult. Nearly every meeting is taped, for later analysis.
In his “60 Minutes Overtime” segment, Whitaker says, “I expected it to be a place where everyone was almost afraid of their own shadow. I didn’t see that at all.”