AQR’s collegial culture fosters innovative ideas and perspectives. The people who thrive at AQR are unconventional thinkers fascinated by how markets work, and by the larger world around them. Through the power of collaboration, transparency and openness, all employees truly have the opportunity to contribute and to make an impact.
Our culture is grounded in academic rigor. We share a spirit of intellectual curiosity that drives us to test theories and challenge assumptions in the search for truth, and fosters a deep commitment to excellence − more like a graduate finance seminar than a typical office environment.
Based in Greenwich, Connecticut, with offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, London, Sydney and Bermuda, we have over 400 employees. Visit www.aqr.com/talent to learn more.
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I worked at AQR Capital Management (more than 3 years)Pros
It is easy to criticize an organization when you don't have another experiences to compare it to. I however, do and my advice to many looking at AQR is that it is unique and special. Not perfect, but one of my best experiences.
I left six months ago to join another fund and I have to say I am struggling; the openness I experienced at AQR and the sheer brain capacity is not present in my current role.
THE GRASS ISN'T ALWAYS GREENER.....Cons
Facilities are Poor, People are crammed into spaces and we shuffle the deck a lot to fit people. Longer term planning is in order and recognize Greenwich is a challenge for city commuters....RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
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I applied through an employee referral. The process took 7+ weeks – interviewed at AQR Capital Management.Interview Details
I first, got in touch through an alumnus of my university who is currently an employee. HR contacted me and then set up a phone interview. After that they invited me for a full day of interviews. Everyone was extremely professional. The phone interview is a basic screening with questions concerning general interests, areas of current research, and on how the quantitative and analytical knowledge developed during undergraduate or graduate studies could be translated into research ideas to generate investment opportunities. The full day of interviews starts with a test of basic mathematical, statistical, CS and financial knowledge. Questions are not easy and time is short. I then interacted with different researchers from different teams. The interview focus varied from person to person. Some interviews were technical with questions on statistics and econometrics, other more general with questions on past research or career goals. Everyone was willing to answer questions on their work and on the company.Interview Questions
Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
- Methods to deal with heterogeneity in panel data (random and fixed effects models) Answer Question
- Identification of intraday shocks to security prices and trading opportunities related with them Answer Question
- Effect of measurement error on statistical significance Answer Question
- Dynamic factor models Answer Question
- Mean variance analysis and portfolio optimization Answer Question
AQR is a global investment management firm built at the intersection of financial theory and practical application. We invest over $110 billion on behalf of our clients − from pension funds, insurance companies, endowments and foundations to sovereign wealth funds and financial advisors. Our commitment to them is to strive to deliver superior, long-term results. We do this by filtering out market noise to identify and isolate what matters most, and by implementing ideas that stand up to rigorous testing.
Our focus on research-driven practical insights based on...