Mark L. Mitchell

Principal, AQR Arbitrage
36 years of experience
23 years at AQR
Ph.D., M.A., Clemson University
B.B.A., University of Louisiana at Monroe

Mark Mitchell is a Principal and co-founder of AQR Arbitrage, the arbitrage research affiliate of AQR Capital Management that manages merger arbitrage, convertible arbitrage and other strategies related to corporate events. Mark is also an Adjunct Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Prior to joining AQR Arbitrage, Mark was a finance professor at Harvard University and the University of Chicago. Previously, he worked in the Office of the Chief Economist at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, where he wrote several research papers on mergers and acquisitions. Mark publishes frequently and has won four paper-of-the-year awards from research journals: a Smith Breeden Prize, a Merton Miller Prize, a Graham and Dodd Scroll and a Roger F. Murray Prize, and also received five teaching awards at the University of Chicago. He joined the board of directors at TD Ameritrade in 1996, and he was serving as chair of the risk committee when the company was acquired in 2020. Mark graduated summa cum laude from the University of Louisiana at Monroe with a B.B.A. in economics and earned an M.A. in economics and a Ph.D. in applied economics from Clemson University.

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AQR Arbitrage, LLC was formerly known as CNH Partners, LLC.