Daniel Villalon

15 years of experience
11 years at AQR
M.B.A., University of Chicago
B.A., Pomona College

Dan Villalon is a Principal and Global Co-head of the Portfolio Solutions Group at AQR Capital Management. In this role, he oversees the team responsible for advising clients on portfolio challenges, developing custom analyses that range from portfolio construction, to tail risk and capturing alternative sources of returns, as well as creating investor-oriented thought leadership, such as Alternative Thinking and other published research. Additionally, Dan founded, co-wrote and hosted AQR’s podcast, The Curious Investor. Prior to AQR, Dan was a senior business analyst at Mitchell Madison Group and an investment analyst in the private bank at JPMorgan Chase & Co. He earned a B.A. in physics from Pomona College and an M.B.A. with a concentration in analytical finance from the University of Chicago Booth’s School of Business. A paper co-authored by Dan, “Chasing Your Own Tail (Risk),” is part of the curriculum for people seeking to become Chartered Alternative Investment Analysts. He is a CFA charterholder.


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