The amount is a record for similar projects, and starting with such large capital is evidence of recovery of business investment since the crisis in 2008, the newspaper said.
The new fund will be called Pure Alpha Major Markets.
It is assumed that it will be focused on working with the stock exchanges of the most developed economies, such as Germany and the UK. For now, it can belong to only existing investors from Bridgewater.
The company itself was founded in 1975 by entrepreneur Ray Dalio, who graduated from Harvard and deals mainly with macroeconomic investments - such as gold and bonds.
Bridgewater manages assets are currently over $ 100 billion.
The large amount of Bridgewater - the company has 1,200 employees, is very attractive for investors because the fund can provide resources for services that others can not.
Bridgewater analysts regularly produce valuable reports that can not be found elsewhere, points out financial issue.
Ray Dalio is an American businessman and founder of Bridgewater Associates. Bridgewater Associates has since attracted many clients including pension funds and is currently (as of January 2012) the largest hedge fund in the world with nearly $120 billion under management.