Firm Facts

AQR is a global investment management firm dedicated to delivering results for our clients.  

At the nexus of economics, behavioral finance, data and technology, AQR’s evolution over two decades has been a continuous exploration of what drives markets and how it can be applied to client portfolios. Our culture of intellectual curiosity compels us to challenge the status quo, disrupt long-held beliefs and uncover new insights. Our 20th anniversary is an opportunity to recognize how far we’ve come as a firm, and all that we have ahead of us.

  • 1998

    AQR – Applied Quantitative Research – was founded.

  • ~40

    Diversified strategies across equity, fixed income and alternatives

  • 20+

    Years at the nexus of economics, behavioral finance, data and technology

  • 60

    Awards received for our academic research

  • 43%

    of our employees hold advanced degrees (including 60 Ph.D.s)

  • 3

    Consecutive years as one of Pensions&Investments Best Places to Work

Source: AQR: All figures approximate as of 6/30/2020

Our History

From academia to industry leaders—AQR’s evolution over two decades

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Leadership

Founders

  • Cliff Asness

    Managing and Founding Principal
    Bio
  • David G. Kabiller

    Founding Principal
    Bio
  • John M. Liew

    Founding Principal
    Bio

Principals

  • Michele L. Aghassi

    Principal
    Bio
  • Gregor M. Andrade

    Principal
    Bio
  • Bradley D. Asness

    Principal
    Bio
  • Jordan Brooks

    Principal
    Bio
  • Scott Carter

    Principal
    Bio
  • Matthew Chilewich

    Principal
    Bio
  • Jeff Dunn

    Principal
    Bio
  • Suzanne Escousse

    Principal
    Bio
  • Andrea Frazzini

    Principal
    Bio
  • Jen Frost

    Principal
    Bio
  • Jeremy M. Getson

    Principal
    Bio
  • John B. Howard

    Principal
    Bio
  • John J. Huss

    Principal
    Bio
  • Antti Ilmanen

    Principal
    Bio
  • Ronen Israel

    Principal
    Bio
  • Michael Katz

    Principal
    Bio
  • David Kupersmith

    Principal
    Bio
  • Joey Lee

    Principal
    Bio
  • Ari Levine

    Principal
    Bio
  • Stephen J. Mellas

    Principal
    Bio
  • Michael A. Mendelson

    Principal
    Bio
  • Scott Metchick

    Principal
    Bio
  • Steve Mock

    Principal
    Bio
  • Tobias J. Moskowitz

    Principal
    Bio
  • Lars N. Nielsen

    Principal
    Bio
  • Yao Hua Ooi

    Principal
    Bio
  • Christopher Palazzolo

    Principal
    Bio
  • Michael Patchen

    Principal
    Bio
  • Lasse H. Pedersen

    Principal
    Bio
  • Ted Pyne

    Principal
    Bio
  • Scott A. Richardson

    Principal
    Bio
  • Ian Roche

    Principal
    Bio
  • Pat Ryan

    Principal
    Bio
  • Nathan Sosner

    Principal
    Bio
  • Ashwin Thapar

    Principal
    Bio
  • H.J. Willcox

    Principal
    Bio
  • Mark L. Mitchell

    Principal, CNH Partners
    Bio
  • Todd C. Pulvino

    Principal, CNH Partners
    Bio
  • Rocky Bryant

    Principal, CNH Partners
    Bio
Office Locations

    United States

  • Greenwich

    Two Greenwich Plaza
    Greenwich, CT 06830
    Phone: +1 203 742 3600
    Fax: +1 203 742 3100
  • Boston

    30 Rowes Wharf
    Suite 540
    Boston, MA 02110
    Phone: +1 617 895 2010
  • Chicago

    One North Wacker Drive
    Chicago, IL 60606
    Phone: +1 773 840 6620
  • Los Angeles

    100 Wilshire Boulevard
    Santa Monica, CA 90401
    Phone: +1 310 651 5520

    Asia

  • Hong Kong

    AQR Capital Management (Asia) Ltd.
    AIA Central
    Suites 603-05
    1 Connaught Road Central
    Hong Kong
    Phone: +852 3708 5650
  • Bengaluru

    Unit 601, 602, 6th Floor, Campus 8A
    RMZ Ecoworld, Sarjapur – Marthahalli Outer Ring Road,
    Varthur Hobli, Bengaluru East Taluk,
    Bengaluru 560103
    India

    Australia

  • Sydney

    AQR Pty Limited
    420 George St
    Suite 30.03, Level 30
    Sydney
    NSW 2000
    Australia
    Phone: +61 2 8023 6500