Cliff Asness is the Managing and Founding principal at AQR Capital Management in Greenwich, CT, a Global provider of investment management services. He has written many articles for journals in finance and appears frequently as a commentator in financial media.
Cliff Asness is the Managing and Founding principal at AQR Capital Management. Prior to co-founding AQR, Cliff was at Goldman, Sachs & Co. where he was a Managing Director and Director of Quantitative Research for the Asset Management Division. He left when Goldman was still a partnership and a completely charitable institution.
Mr. Asness has authored articles on many financial topics including multiple publications in the Journal of Portfolio Management, where he has received the best paper award twice (2001, 2003); and in the Financial Analysts Journal, where he has twice received the Graham and Dodd Award for the year’s best paper (2003, 2011), as well as a Graham and Dodd Excellence Award (2000), the award for the best perspectives piece (2004), and the Graham & Dodd Readers' Choice Award (2005). In addition, the CFA Institute has awarded him the James R. Vertin Award which is periodically given to individuals who have produced a body of research notable for its relevance and enduring value to investment professionals.
Mr. Asness is on the editorial board of the Journal of Portfolio Management, the governing board of the Courant Institute of Mathematical Finance at NYU, the Board of Directors of the Q-Group, the Board of the International Rescue Committee. In addition to serving on the board of The Atlas Society, he is a trustee of the American Enterprise Institute and the Manhattan Institute.
Mr. Asness received a BS in Economics from the Wharton School and a BS in Engineering from the Moore School of Electrical Engineering, both graduating summa cum laude at the University of Pennsylvania. He received an MBA with high honors and a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Chicago where he was Eugene Fama’s student and teaching assistant for two years (so he still feels guilty when trying to beat the market).