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AQR Capital Management is a global investment management firm that offers a systematic, research-driven approach to alternative and traditional strategies. Its strategies are available in a variety of investment vehicles, from offshore limited partnerships to mutual funds and model portfolios. The firm serves institutional investors, including pension funds, insurance companies, endowments, and foundations, as well as sovereign wealth funds and financial advisors.

TypePrivate
Founded1998
HQGreenwich, CT, US
Websiteaqr.com
Employee Ratings3.9
Overall CultureB

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Employees (est.) (Sept 2021)742
Job Openings53
Revenue (FY, 2018)$1.1 B(-12%)
Cybersecurity ratingBMore

Key People/Management at AQR

Cliff Asness

Cliff Asness

Managing and Founding Principal
David G. Kabiller

David G. Kabiller

Founding Principal
John M. Liew

John M. Liew

Founding Principal
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AQR Office Locations

AQR has offices in Greenwich, Sydney, Hong Kong, Bengaluru and in 1 other location
Greenwich, CT, US (HQ)
2 Greenwich Plaza
Sydney, AU
Level 30/420 George St
Hong Kong, HK
AIA Central, 1 Connaught Rd Central, Central
Bengaluru, IN
Unit 601, 602, 6th Floor, Campus 8A, RMZ Ecoworld, Sarjapur – Marthahalli Outer Ring Road, Varthur Hobli, Bengaluru East Taluk
London, GB
5-11 Regent Street Saint James's, St. James's
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AQR Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date

1998
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AQR Revenue

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AQR's revenue was reported to be $1.14 b in FY, 2018 which is a 12.9% decrease from the previous period.
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Revenue (FY, 2018)

1.1b

Revenue growth (FY, 2017 - FY, 2018), %

(12.9%)

Gross profit (FY, 2018)

716.6m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2018), %

62.8%

Net income (FY, 2018)

524.5m

Cash (31-Dec-2018)

190.0m
USDFY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Revenue

941.5m1.3b1.1b

Revenue growth, %

39%(13%)

Cost of goods sold

292.3m366.9m424.6m

Gross profit

649.2m943.2m716.6m
USDFY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Cash

159.0m201.0m190.0m

Accounts Receivable

152.9m315.7m94.5m

PP&E

43.2m57.4m65.4m

Total Assets

433.4m659.4m436.9m
USDFY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Net Income

530.4m806.6m524.5m

Depreciation and Amortization

14.3m18.5m21.5m

Cash From Operating Activities

657.1m715.5m774.6m

Purchases of PP&E

(18.0m)(33.4m)(31.0m)
USDFY, 2016

Debt/Equity

2.3 x

Debt/Assets

0.2 x

Financial Leverage

10.9 x
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AQR Operating Metrics

AQR's Assets Under Management was reported to be $270.1b in Nov, 2019.
Nov, 2019

Assets Under Management

$270.09 b

Clients

470

Assets Under Management (Investment Companies)

$48.37 b

Clients (Investment Companies)

90
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AQR Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
AQR Capital Management (Europe) LLP
AQR Capital Management (Germany) GmbH
AQR Capital Management Holdings
AQR Capital Management Holdings (B-D)
AQR Capital Management I
AQR Capital Management (UK Services) Limited
AQR Global Macro Offshore Fund
AQR Multi-Strategy Alternative Offshore Fund
AQR Risk-Balanced Commodities Strategy Offshore Fund
AQR Risk Parity II HV Offshore Fund
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AQR Revenue Breakdown

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AQR revenue breakdown by business segment: 73.3% from Affiliates Fees, 26.5% from Managed Accounts Fees and 0.2% from Other

AQR Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

89/100

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AQR Online and Social Media Presence

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AQR Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    B

    70/100

  • CEO Rating

    A+

    83/100

  • Compensation

    A+

    88/100

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AQR News and Updates

2015 And 2021 Are Completely Different, Says Rajnish Kumar On AQR 2.0

Former SBI chairman says AQR 2.0 won’t unearth large gaps in bank books.

AQR Cuts 60/40 Outlook Again With ‘Depressed’ Returns Everywhere

AQR Cuts 60/40 Outlook Again With ‘Depressed’ Returns Everywhere

$138 billion megafund AQR shares a step-by-step guide for investors who want to reduce their portfolios' carbon footprints — and explains why this move could propel returns in the long run

Summary List PlacementOnce upon a time, the knock on socially conscious investing was that it started and ended with avoiding oil and gas companies. But a lot has changed. As climate-themed investment strategies have taken off, not only have the investment approaches themselves gotten more complex…

Hedge Fund pay, revealed: How much engineers, associates, and researchers make at AQR, Bridgewater, Citadel, D.E. Shaw, Point72, and Two Sigma

Summary List PlacementFor many Wall Street aspirants, a career at a top hedge fund is the holy grail. For those who succeed, compensation has the potential to eclipse nearly any other profession in the country — let alone finance.  The hedge fund industry has transformed over the past 15 years. Wh…

How much engineers and researchers are getting paid at AQR, Bridgewater, Citadel, D.E. Shaw, Point72, and Two Sigma

Summary List Placement For many Wall Street aspirants, a career at a top hedge fund is the holy grail. For those who succeed, compensation has the potential to eclipse nearly any other profession in the country — let alone finance.  The hedge fund industry has transformed over the past 15 years. Wh…
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AQR Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was AQR founded?

    AQR was founded in 1998.

  • Who are AQR key executives?

    AQR's key executives are Cliff Asness, David G. Kabiller and John M. Liew.

  • How many employees does AQR have?

    AQR has 742 employees.

  • What is AQR revenue?

    Latest AQR annual revenue is $1.1 b.

  • What is AQR revenue per employee?

    Latest AQR revenue per employee is $1.5 m.

  • Who are AQR competitors?

    Competitors of AQR include Fidessa, Balyasny Asset Management and Franklin Templeton.

  • Where is AQR headquarters?

    AQR headquarters is located at 2 Greenwich Plaza, Greenwich.

  • Where are AQR offices?

    AQR has offices in Greenwich, Sydney, Hong Kong, Bengaluru and in 1 other location.

  • How many offices does AQR have?

    AQR has 5 offices.