CLIFFORD S. ASNESS - CO-FOUNDER, AQR CAPITAL MANAGEMENT
Children of Fallen Patriots Board of Advisors, Senior Advisor
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). From the Financial Analysts Journal he has received the Graham and Dodd Award for the year’s best paper (2003), 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 Cliff 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.Cliff is on the editorial board of the Journal of Portfolio Management, the editorial board of the Financial Analysts Journal, the governing board of the Courant Institute of Mathematical Finance at NYU, the Council on the Graduate School of Business and the university-wide Investment Committee at the University of Chicago, Co-head of the Leadership Council of the Robin Hood Foundation, and on the Board of the International Rescue Committee. 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 where he was Eugene Fama’s student and teaching assistant for two years (he is still respectfully scared of Gene).