AQR is a global investment management firm built at the intersection of financial theory and practical application.
AQR strives to deliver superior, long-term results for clients by looking past market noise to identify and isolate what matters most, and by developing ideas that stand up to rigorous testing. Focusing on practical insights and analysis has made AQR a leader in alternative and traditional strategies since 1998.
AQR is based in Greenwich, Connecticut, with offices in Boston, Chicago, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, and Sydney. The firm has over 800 employees, nearly half of employees hold advanced degrees. AQR’s clients include institutional investors, such as pension funds, defined contribution plans, insurance companies, endowments, foundations, family offices and sovereign wealth funds, as well as RIAs, private banks and financial advisors.
As of December 31, 2018 AQR had approximately $196 billion* in assets under management.
*Includes assets managed by AQR and its advisory affiliates.
By assembling scholars and industry-leading practitioners, the AQR Asset Management Institute will become an incubator for research and best practices and a centre for investor education — objectives that AQR has long considered part of our mission as a leading investment management firm.
In addition to supporting research, the Institute will recognise exemplary scholars in the field with annual grants and awards, and sponsor events to bring together academics, policy makers and practitioners.
The partnership between our firm and London Business School — an institution renowned for its academic rigor and top faculty — is a powerful one. Together, our efforts aim to strengthen ties within the global investment community and gain a better understanding of the role asset management plays in preserving and generating long-term wealth.