AQR is a global investment management firm built at the intersection of financial theory and practical application. We strive to deliver superior, long-term results for our clients by seeking to filter out market noise to identify and isolate what matters most, and to develop ideas that stand up to rigorous testing. Our focus on practical insights and analysis has made us leaders in alternative and traditional strategies since 1998.
AQR takes a systematic, research-driven approach, applying quantitative tools to process fundamental information and manage risk. Our 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.
Investment decisions across all funds are made using a series of global asset allocation, arbitrage, and security selection models, and are implemented using proprietary trading and risk-management systems. Both the traditional benchmark and market-neutral strategies are managed by the same portfolio teams and driven by the same underlying research. The research of AQR's principals and portfolio teams is internationally recognized and has resulted in numerous published papers in a variety of professional journals since 1991.
The firm has 30 principals and 764 employees; nearly half of employees hold advanced degrees. We are based in Greenwich, Connecticut, with offices in Boston, Chicago, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, and Sydney. As of December 31, 2016, AQR had approximately $175.2 billion* in assets under management.
* Includes assets managed by CNH Partners, LLC, an affiliate of AQR.