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Our vision is to be the world leader in asset management research, education and recruitment.
Launched in January 2015, the AQR Asset Management Institute harnesses the School’s academic excellence, global perspective and London experience. Our approach to research is interdisciplinary, encompassing strategy, organisation and management as well as finance, economics and accounting.
London Business School is proud to partner with AQR Capital Management, a pioneer in research-driven investment management.
We promote excellence in asset management and further its ability to preserve and generate long-term wealth for both individuals and society. We focus on:
Research and best practice
We support a wide range of innovative research in the field of asset management at London Business School.
The exchange of ideas
The Institute offers an unrivalled forum for sharing ideas and debating investment issues, bringing together leading academics, practitioners, policymakers and regulators from around the globe.
Future leaders and scholars
We recognise academic and research excellence by supporting London Business School students and rising scholars around the world with a series of awards.
We support London Business School as the world’s leading provider of asset management education to both students and executives via electives and short courses.
Professor of Finance at London Business School and Academic Director of the AQR Asset Management Institute
Professor of Economics at London Business School and Academic Director of the AQR Asset Management Institute
Professor of Finance London Business School and Academic Director of the AQR Asset Management Institute
Stan is Chair of the AQR Asset Management Institute and Executive Fellow (Finance) at London Business School. He is also Chair of Nomura Asset Management (UK), Chair of the Risk Committee at Rothesay and NED at a range of Luxemburg Funds. Before retiring from Executive Life, Stan held various CEO and CIO positions at Asset Managers such as NNIP, BlackRock, BGI, Kedge Capital and WestAM. He started his professional life as one of the early partners at BARRA (now MSCI BARRA) where he established and grew the non-US operations. Stan holds a PhD in Finance from UC Berkeley and has published widely in various academic and professional journals.
Susan El-Ghoraiby and Michelle Drew
Executive Fellows share their deep knowledge and experience of the financial sector with the LBS community.
Elroy Dimson, Emeritus Professor of Finance, London Business School
Francisco Gomes, Professor of Finance, London Business School
Robert Jenkins, Adjunct Professor of Finance, London Business School
Paul Marsh, Emeritus Professor of Finance, London Business School
Narayan Naik, Professor of Finance, London Business School
Hélène Rey, Lord Raj Bagri Professor of Economics, London Business School
Richard Bland, Head of Finance Careers, Career Centre
Deborah Fisher, Programme Director, Masters in Financial Analysis and Masters in Finance
Tim Mann, Asset Management Lead, Career Centre
Student Leaders of the Investment Management Club
Nicos Bikakis (MIFPT2022), Patrick Rooney (MIFPT2022), and Raluca Dantis (MBA2022)
AQR is a global investment management firm dedicated to delivering results for our clients.
At the nexus of economics, behavioral finance, data and technology, AQR’s evolution over two decades has been a continuous exploration of what drives markets and how it can be applied to client portfolios.
The firm is headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut, with offices in Bangalore, Boston, Chicago, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Sydney and Tokyo.
By assembling scholars and industry-leading practitioners, the AQR Asset Management Institute is an incubator for research and best practices and a centre for investor education — objectives that AQR has long considered part of our mission.
As well as supporting research, the Institute recognises exemplary scholars in the field with annual grants and awards, and sponsors 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, we 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.
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