Clifford S. Asness, Ph.D.
Managing & Founding Principal
AQR Capital Management
Prior to co-founding AQR Capital Management, Cliff was at Goldman, Sachs & Co. where he was a Managing Director and Director of Quantitative Research for the Asset Management Division. Cliff and his team at Goldman were responsible for building quantitative models to add value in global equity, fixed income and currency markets for Goldman clients and partners.
Cliff has authored articles on many financial topics including multiple publications in the Journal of Portfolio Management and the Financial Analysts Journal. He has received the best paper award from the Journal of Portfolio Management twice (2001, 2003), a Graham and Dodd Excellence Award from the Financial Analysts Journal (2000), and the Graham and Dodd Award for the year’s best paper from the Financial Analysts Journal (2003) and best shorter perspectives piece (2004). Cliff was a visiting lecturer at Yale University’s School of Management where he co-taught a finance course, and has lectured periodically at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Portfolio Management, the editorial board of the Financial Analysts Journal, and the governing board of the Courant Institute of Mathematical Finance at NYU.
Cliff 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.