ABOUT THE AWARD
The annual AQR Insight Award, sponsored by AQR Capital Management, recognizes and rewards important, unpublished papers that provide the most significant new practical insights for institutional investors and Registered Investment Advisors. Up to three papers share a $100,000 prize.
As members of a global investment-management firm that is rooted in academia but executes in the real world, we at AQR Capital Management read a lot of academic finance papers. The ones that get our attention are hard-hitting, with application to the real-word challenges our investors face. The winners always deliver on three challenges: What’s groundbreaking? What’s actionable? And what holds up to rigorous review?
We are open to papers on any investment-related topic — such as asset allocation, security selection, portfolio construction or risk management — as long as they deliver clear, significant insights for asset managers.
$100,000, to be shared among as many as three winners at the sole discretion of the judges. Paper submission deadline is January 15, 2014. As many as five finalists will be invited to present their research to AQR’s judges and select guests in Greenwich, Connecticut, with all expenses paid.
For past winners, click here.
Deadline for paper submissions is 12 midnight EST on January 15, 2014.
To submit a paper, click here
For full biographies of the AQR Insight Award committee, click
Gregor Andrade, Ph.D. (AQR
Principal, former finance professor at Harvard Business School)
Cliff Asness, Ph.D. (AQR Managing and Founding Principal)
Andrea Frazzini, Ph.D. (AQR Senior Researcher, former
finance professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business
and former NBER Research Associate)
Jacques Friedman (AQR Principal)
Marco Hanig, Ph.D. (AQR Principal and President of AQR Funds)
Brian Hurst (AQR Principal)
Antti Ilmanen, Ph.D. (AQR Managing Director)
Ronen Israel (AQR Principal)
David Kabiller, CFA (AQR Founding Principal and Head
of Business Development)
Michael Katz, Ph.D. (AQR Vice President)
John Liew, Ph.D. (AQR Founding Principal)
Michael Mendelson (AQR Principal)
Mark Mitchell, Ph.D. (CNH Partners Founding Principal
and former finance professor at Harvard Business School and the
University of Chicago Booth School of Business)
Tobias Moskowitz, Ph.D. (Fama Family Professor of Finance
at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, NBER Research
Associate and consultant to AQR)
Lars Nielsen (AQR Principal)
Yao Hua Ooi (AQR Principal)
Lasse H. Pedersen, Ph.D. (AQR Principal, John A. Paulson
Professor of Finance and Alternative Investments at the NYU Stern School
of Business and Research Associate at CEPR and NBER)
Todd Pulvino, Ph.D. (CNH Partners Founding Principal
and former member of the finance faculty at Northwestern University’s
Kellogg School of Management)
Andrew Sterge, Ph.D. (AQR
The prize is funded by AQR Capital Management, a $90.2 billion asset
management firm based in Greenwich, CT. For more information on AQR,
CNH Partners, LLC
is an affiliate of AQR.