Investment innovation at the intersection of technology, data and behavioral finance.
It's in our DNA.

Explore Our Firm

Investment innovation at the intersection of technology, data and behavioral finance.
It's in our DNA.

Explore Our Firm
Perspective

The Raisons d'être of Managed Futures

Managed Futures strategies have an implicit dual mandate, First, to deliver positive returns on average and second, to generate especially attractive returns during large equity market drawdowns. This is one of the big reasons managed futures strategies can be valuable in a portfolio. Unfortunately, by and large, the industry—intentionally or not—has been optimizing for one at the expense of the other by introducing carry and market beta exposure.

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White Paper

A Better Alternative: Diversify Your Diversifiers

After the strong performance of stocks and bonds over the last decade may come a long hangover, as investors today face anemic 5-10 year returns in traditional asset classes. Some liquid alternatives represent an attractive option but come with their own challenges. Our solution is to focus on truly diversifying alternatives and diversify across them – resulting in returns that may be less volatile, and a portfolio that may be easier to stick with.

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Alternative Thinking

New Rules of Diversification

During the first half of 2022, equity markets tumbled around 20% from their peak, with losses on typical stock/ bond portfolios almost as large. More worryingly, this type of downturn may be unfamiliar to many younger investors: with inflation still high, there is little prospect of central banks riding to the market’s rescue. We assess the prospects for stock and bond markets after the H1 selloff, consider the impact of macroeconomic risks on a range of investments, and explore the use of diversifying investments to fortify portfolios.

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Our Approach

How we invest

Fundamental Investing

We rely on sound economic theory and analysis to help us deliver long-term, repeatable results.

Systematically Applied

A disciplined methodology underlies everything we do. Our models, built over 20 years, are based on a continuous process of design, refine, test, repeat.

Thoughtfully Designed

In portfolio construction, risk management and trading, we seek additional value for our clients. Using both qualitative and quantitative tools, we’re meticulous in every detail of the investment process.

Cliff's Perspectives

“Let's all be nicer to financial theory. If we stick with it long enough, it will probably be nice to us.”

Cliff Asness, Managing and Founding Principal

Is Value Just an Interest Rate Bet?

It seems obvious to so many that interest rates drive the value trade. After all, growth stocks have much longer-dated cash flows than value stocks and thus should be a “longer duration” asset and move more with longer-term interest rates, right? This is taken as an axiomatic given in countless pundit and press observations. However, it’s not nearly that simple, and mostly it’s just not true.

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Our History

From academia to industry leaders—AQR’s evolution over two decades

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Strategies

We offer a broad range of diversified strategies based on a unified set of underlying principles.

AQR is at the nexus of economics, behavioral finance, data, and technology. Our evolution has been a continuous exploration of what drives markets and how it can be applied to client portfolios.

Investors should conduct their own analysis and consult with professional advisors prior to making any investment decisions. Diversification does not eliminate the risk of experiencing investment loss. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. Investment process is subject to change.