Since Northern Trust acquired hedge fund administrator Omnium from Citadel in July of 2011, the marketplace has delivered a strong response to the combination of Northern Trust’s trusted name and global scale along with industry-leading, technology-driven hedge fund administration services designed to support high volume and highly complex investment strategies.“This is a transformational relationship creating independent controls and a new level of review and checks by two independent administrators,” said Peter Sanchez, Chief Executive Officer of Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services. “As the hedge fund business model evolves, we expect our relationship with Bridgewater will lead the way toward the structure and independent controls that hedge fund investors will demand in the future.” Northern Trust is one of the world's leading asset servicing providers, offering global expertise and local specialist services to investment managers and institutional investors in more than 40 countries. Northern Trust's Corporate & Institutional Services business unit is a leading global provider of asset servicing, asset management, and related services to fund managers, sovereign wealth funds, pension funds, foundations, endowments, insurance companies and government funds. Northern Trust serves clients worldwide with teams based in Dublin, Limerick, London, Luxembourg, Guernsey, Chicago, New York and Hong Kong. About Bridgewater Bridgewater Associates is a global leader in institutional portfolio management with approximately US$140 billion in assets under management, including US$75 billion in its Pure Alpha strategies (a hedge fund/GTAA/Portable alpha strategy) and US$65 billion in All Weather, a diversified beta strategy/risk parity portfolio. Bridgewater began investment operations in 1975, and is a pioneer in risk budgeting and the separation of alpha and beta, managing Portable Alpha/GTAA, Hedge Fund, Optimal Beta/Risk Parity, Currency Overlay, Global Fixed Income and Inflation-Indexed Bond mandates. Bridgewater manages these portfolios for a wide array of institutional clients globally, including public and corporate pension funds, foreign governments and central banks, university endowments and charitable foundations.