Welcome to The Curious Investor

We sit down with some of the best minds in finance to break down important ideas in investing, challenge conventional thinking, and have a bit of fun. The Curious Investor brings you the ideas that matter, the intuition behind the results, and the understanding to apply them.


Introduction to The Curious Investor

Launching on August 1, The Curious Investor tackles complex financial topics and explains how investing should be grounded in a healthy dose of skepticism and economic intuition.

Active versus Passive

Vanguard founder Jack Bogle and AQR co-founder Cliff Asness have a lively conversation about one of the most epic battles in investing: Do you stick with the index or do you try to beat it?


Face the Factors

Factors are the building blocks of investment returns. We explain what they are, how they work, and how you can use them in your portfolio.


Silly Things Investors Do

An all-star lineup, including Nobel Prize winner Richard Thaler, joins The Curious Investor hosts to explain some of the most common biases that creep into our investment decisions.


Meet Our Hosts

Dan Villalon

Managing Director
M.B.A. University of Chicago
B.A. Pomona College

Dan Villalon is a Managing Director and co-head of the North America Portfolio Solutions Group. In this role, he writes white papers and other research, and oversees the team responsible for client custom analyses — ranging from portfolio construction to tail risk to capturing alternative sources of returns. Dan 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.

Gabe Feghali

Vice President
M.B.A. Harvard University
B.S. Cornell University

Gabe Feghali is a Vice President in AQR’s Business Development team, collaborating with institutional investors throughout the Southern and Eastern U.S. Gabe is a founding member of AQR’s ESG group and previously worked in AQR’s Equity portfolio management team. He earned a B.S. in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.