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AQR Capital Management – Why Work For Us?


Why AQR?

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 to learn more.

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    Really great work environment, smart people. I have been here for almost 3 years and constantly feel challenged. Having a good manager has helped me to develop immensely during my time here at AQR.


    Commute can be difficult, fast paced growth has held to a bit of disconnect within groups

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    transparency and communication are key

AQR Capital Management Interviews

Updated Apr 5, 2015

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    Quantitative Researcher Interview

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    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at AQR Capital Management (New York, NY) in March 2015.


    I had a phone screen by a respected member of the team. The process is likely not over yet. I am expecting further phone interviews but won't be surprised if nothing else happens.

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    • Questions were mostly quantitative (math/stats), no probability teaser which was a little surprising to me.   Answer Question

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Most Innovative Hedge Fund, Hedge Funds Review, 2013

Additional Info

Headquarters Greenwich, CT
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1998
Type Company - Private
Industry Finance

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.

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