- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
We are excited to announce that we were named a Best Place to Work in Money Management in 2018 by Pensions & Investments! Thanks to all of our employees. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMafc
“Buffett’s Alpha,” by AQR’s Andrea Frazzini, David Kabiller, CFA, and Lasse Heje Pedersen, has won the Top Award in the 2018 Graham and Dodd Awards of Excellence, awarded by the CFA Institute Financial Analysts Journal! Read more here: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMaft
AQR is a global investment management firm built at the intersection of financial theory and practical application. We invest on behalf of our clients — including institutional investors, such as pension funds, defined contribution plans, insurance companies, endowments, foundations, family offices and sovereign wealth funds, as well as RIAs, private banks and financial advisors. Our commitment to these clients is to help them exceed their long-term objectives. 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 powered by advanced technology, economic intuition and firm-wide risk management, has made us leaders in alternative and traditional strategies and explains why so many types of investors seek our expertise in meeting their financial challenges.
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 Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, London and Sydney, we have over 900 employees. Visit www.aqr.com/talent to learn more.
Our array of extracurricular programs and experiences fosters connection, well-being and community—helping you grow in every dimension.
Our employee-led diversity networks include our Women’s Initiative, Asian Community Forum, and ESG and LGBTQ networks. We also sponsor several sports clubs and teams for AQR employees, including basketball, soccer, volleyball and cricket.
AQR offers best-in-class benefits for employees and numerous perks to support healthful living, such as meal and gym allowances, and health and wellness events.
Family & Fun
From annual chess tournaments and trips to the Chelsea Piers sports complex, to the long-standing traditions of the AQR Kids Halloween Party and AQR Summer Camp, we offer unique experiences that bring the AQR community together.
We partner with local organizations to assist those in need in the communities where we live and work. Our employees volunteer together with local food banks and community programs.
Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)
We are committed to creating a sustainable, responsible workplace. Our ESG initiatives focus on energy use, waste management and recycling, transportation, and community engagement. AQR is a signatory to the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment.
Putting Passion for Lifelong Learning into Action
Quanta Academy’s robust programming goes beyond training to take you to new levels of exploration, engagement and knowledge, both personal and professional. Focusing on both IQ and EQ, Quanta’s curriculum—hundreds of classes, events and speakers for employees at all levels—is designed to help you realize your full potential.
We evolve as a firm when we inspire and challenge our people. QUⱯNTA Academy is our professional and personal growth program that puts our passion for lifelong education into action. Every year, we offer hundreds of QUⱯNTA classes, events and speakers for employees at all levels. We host academic debates, explore new technologies and delve into cutting-edge research. We spark creativity and self-discovery through talks and clubs. Focusing on both IQ and EQ, our employee development programs are designed to help our people reach their full potential. QUⱯNTA has three core pillars:
Technical Skills and Knowledge
QUⱯNTA’s Research Colloquium series and Tech Talks keep our people at the forefront of their fields. We invite authors of published papers to explain their findings and provide insight on how to apply their research day to day. Classes on communication skills and managing client relationships help us make an impact with our investors.
Leadership and Management
Building a vibrant career takes time and the right tools. We support our employees with professional development, from building workplace relationships to management excellence.
Imagine a workplace where discussing literary greats like Tolstoy is encouraged, where speakers facilitate critical thinking on a diverse set of topics. We also offer fitness bootcamps and meditation sessions to help our employees focus on their well-being.
I have been working at AQR Capital Management full-time (More than 3 years)
- Some of the smartest and kindest people you will ever work for/with in your career.
- Always something to learn @ AQR, and always someone willing to teach it to you.
- Opportunities for career advancement - strong internal mobility
- Strong focus on clients and its fiduciary duties.
- Collaborative environment
- Commute to NYC, but you get used to it and make good use of the time on the train.
Advice to Management
- Continue to invest in employees.
I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at AQR Capital Management (Greenwich, CT) in October 2018.
Applied through campus recruiting, first round interview on campus (behavioral and technical, relatively simple stats). Then, if accepted, you go for a superday at their headquarters in Greenwich CT which lasts 8 hours, with several different interviews.
Social Responsibility Pledge
Formal programs or foundation to give back to communities
First Job Programs
Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts
Offer formal "internships" for mid-career people or those returning to the workforce
Veteran Hiring Commitment
Committed to helping America's military veterans find work
Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce
Pledge to Thrive
Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being