David G. Kabiller

Founding Principal
31 years of experience
21 years at AQR
CFA Charterholder
M.B.A., B.A., Northwestern University

David's Bio

David Kabiller is Co-Founder and the Head of Business Development at AQR, overseeing client relationships, business development and strategic initiatives. In this role, he has helped foster AQR’s tradition of innovation by initiating AQR’s international expansion into Europe and Asia and spearheading its introduction of mutual funds. In addition to these corporate milestones, David is dedicated to investor education and fostering young research talent. To that end, he was instrumental in creating the “AQR University” symposia series for financial advisors and the Master Class program for institutional investors. For the academic community, David helped create the AQR Insight Award for outstanding innovation in applied academic research and was a founding member of the LBS AQR Asset Management Institute.

David has co-authored papers on topics including derivatives, enhanced indexation, securities lending, insurance-linked securities and hedge funds. He is the co-author of “Buffett’s Alpha” which received the 2018 Graham and Dodd Award from the Financial Analysts Journal for the year’s best paper. He is a member of Northwestern University’s Board of Trustees and chairman of the Executive Council of the university’s International Institute for Nanotechnology (IIN). He is also a member of the Advisory Council of the AQR Asset Management Institute at London Business School and has served on the Board of Trustees for the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Prior to AQR, David was a vice president at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he established and maintained relationships with the chief investment officers of many of the largest pension and endowment funds in North America. He earned a BA in economics and an MBA from Northwestern, where he received an athletic scholarship to play tennis and was named to the Big Ten’s Academic All-Conference team. At Northwestern, David founded the Kabiller Prize and the Kabiller Young Investigator Award for researchers in nanoscience and nanomedicine, and established NU for Life, a program dedicated to the professional development of Northwestern student-athletes. He is a CFA charterholder. 

 

Notable Contributions

  • Member of the Advisory Council of the AQR Asset Management Institute at London Business School.

  • Member of Northwestern University’s Board of Trustees.

  • Founder of the Kabiller Prize and the Kabiller Young Investigator Award at Northwestern University.

  • Established NU for Life, a program dedicated to the professional development of Northwestern student-athletes.

 

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