Michael Patchen

Principal
21 years of experience
5 years at AQR

Michael Patchen is a Principal and Chief Risk Officer at AQR Capital Management. In this role, Michael oversees AQR's risk function, which is responsible for the identification, measurement, monitoring and management of all financial and non-financial risks across the firm. Mike is the chair of AQR’s Enterprise Risk Committee and Market and Liquidity Risk Committee. Previously, Michael was the Head of Market and Liquidity Risk and oversaw all aspects of market risk across the firm’s portfolios. Prior to joining AQR, Michael was a Managing Director and senior risk manager at Carlson Capital. Earlier in his career, he was a portfolio manager at SAC Capital and Deutsche Bank. Michael was also part of the original AQR team that left Goldman Sachs Asset Management to found AQR in 1998. Michael earned a B.S. in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A.S. in computer science from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, graduating summa cum laude in both.

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