October 01, 2019
Who Is on the Other Side?Listen
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Implementation: Food for ThoughtListen
September 04, 2019
Can Machines Invest?Listen
August 20, 2019
August 07, 2019
Extra Credit in Active Fixed IncomeListen
July 24, 2019
Why Merger Arb WorksListen
July 10, 2019
Diversify or Hedge?Listen
June 25, 2019
Inverted Yield CurvesListen
June 11, 2019
Commodities: Past, Present, and FuturesListen
May 28, 2019
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September 26, 2018
ESG: The Good, the Bad, and the FuzzyListen
September 19, 2018
Taking Stock of Stock MythsListen
September 12, 2018
Interest Rate LimboListen
September 05, 2018
Rise of the MachinesListen
August 29, 2018
August 22, 2018
Hot Hands and Cold FeetListen
August 15, 2018
Active versus PassiveListen
August 08, 2018
Face the FactorsListen
August 01, 2018
Silly Things Investors DoListen
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Dan Villalon is a Principal and Global Co-head of the Portfolio Solutions Group at AQR Capital Management. In this role, he oversees the team responsible for advising clients on portfolio challenges, developing custom analyses that range from portfolio construction, to tail risk and capturing alternative sources of returns, as well as creating investor-oriented thought leadership, such as Alternative Thinking and other published research. Additionally, Dan founded, co-wrote and hosted AQR’s podcast, The Curious Investor. Prior to AQR, Dan was a senior business analyst at Mitchell Madison Group and an investment analyst in the private bank at JPMorgan Chase & Co. He earned a B.A. in physics from Pomona College and an M.B.A. with a concentration in analytical finance from the University of Chicago Booth’s School of Business. A paper co-authored by Dan, “Chasing Your Own Tail (Risk),” is part of the curriculum for people seeking to become Chartered Alternative Investment Analysts. He is a CFA charterholder.
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