Michele L. Aghassi

24 years of experience
17 years at AQR
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
B.S., Brown University

Michele Aghassi is a Principal at AQR Capital Management, where she serves as a portfolio manager for the firm's equity strategies. Throughout her tenure at AQR, she has been a leader in research and strategy development, contributing to the advancement of the stock selection investment process.  Among other contributions, she developed the proprietary robust optimization technology that AQR uses to build portfolios. In addition to her responsibilities at AQR, she served for a number of years on the Editorial Advisory Board of The Journal of Portfolio Management. Earlier in her career, Michele worked as a quantitative analyst in the proprietary equities department of D.E. Shaw & Co. Michele graduated magna cum laude from Brown University with a B.Sc. in applied mathematics and subsequently earned a Ph.D. in operations research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow and an MIT Presidential Graduate Fellow.

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