Ronen Israel

22 years of experience
19years at AQR
M.A., Columbia University
B.S., B.A.S., University of Pennsylvania

Ronen’s primary focus is on portfolio management and research. He was instrumental in helping to build AQR’s Global Stock Selection group and its initial algorithmic trading capabilities, and now runs the Global Alternative Premia group, which employs various investing styles across asset classes. He has received an Outstanding Article award as part of the 17th Annual Bernstein Fabozzi/Jacobs Levy Awards from The Journal of Portfolio Management in 2015 and the Special Distinction Award as part of the Harry M. Markowitz Prize for the best paper published in the Journal of Investment Management in 2015. He is on the executive board of the University of Pennsylvania’s Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology and is a member of the Advisory Board of The Rodney L. White Center for Financial Research, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.  Ronen is also an adjunct professor of finance at New York University, has been a guest speaker at Harvard, Columbia, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Chicago, and is a frequent conference speaker. Prior to AQR, he was a senior analyst at Quantitative Financial Strategies Inc. Ronen earned a B.S. in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, a B.A.S. in biomedical science from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, and an M.A. in mathematics, specializing in mathematical finance, from Columbia.


Recent Contributions

Member of the executive board of the University of Pennsylvania’s Fisher Program in Management and Technology.

Adjunct professor of finance at the New York University Stern School of Business.

Guest lecturer at Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University and the University of Chicago.

Won a 2015 Special Distinction Award from The Journal of Investment Management for his paper “Investing With Style.”

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