Antti Ilmanen

28 years of experience
7 years at AQR
Ph.D., University of Chicago
M.Sc., University of Helsinki

Antti manages AQR’s Portfolio Solutions Group, which advises institutional investors and sovereign wealth funds, and develops the firm’s broad investment ideas. Before AQR, Antti spent seven years as a senior portfolio manager at Brevan Howard, a macro hedge fund, and a decade in a variety of roles at Salomon Brothers/Citigroup. He began his career as a central bank portfolio manager in Finland. Antti earned M.Sc. degrees in economics and law from the University of Helsinki and a Ph.D. in finance from the University of Chicago. Over the years, he has advised many institutional investors, including Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global and the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation. Antti has published extensively in finance and investment journals and has received a Graham and Dodd award, the Harry M. Markowitz special distinction award, and multiple Bernstein Fabozzi/Jacobs Levy awards for his articles. His book Expected Returns (Wiley, 2011) is a broad synthesis of the central issues in investing. Antti received the CFA Institute's 2017 Leadership in Global Investment Award.


Recent Contributions

Won a 2015 Special Distinction Award from The Journal of Investment Management for his paper “Investing With Style.”

Winner of a Graham and Dodd Award for his research.

Winner of two Bernstein Fabozzi/Jacobs Levy Awards for his research.

Simultaneous winner of Best Paper and Runner-Up for research in The Journal of Portfolio Management.

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