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2014-10-22 10:25
2015 AQR Insight Award Call for Papers
  • Financial Theory, Practical Application
GREENWICH, CONN.--(Business Wire/Korea Newswire) October 22, 2014 -- AQR Capital Management, LLC (“AQR”) today began accepting submissions for its fourth annual AQR Insight Award, which recognizes and rewards important, unpublished academic papers that best address challenges facing institutional investors. Up to three papers will share a $100,000 prize.

At AQR, we embrace financial theory as the foundation of our business. So it makes sense that, through the AQR Insight Award, we encourage others in the academic community who contribute to the field of financial research. The award honors those papers that provide significant insights and original, intelligent approaches to real issues in the investment world, and stand up to rigorous review.

Hundreds of researchers from dozens of countries have submitted papers in the first three years of the AQR Insight Award. As in the past, the AQR Insight Award prize money may be divided among as many as three competing entries depending on the quality of the submissions each year. Up to five finalists will be invited to present their papers in Greenwich, Connecticut, to the committee of judges. That panel consists of senior members of AQR's portfolio management team, many of whom are leading academic finance experts from universities such as Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Northwestern, NYU, London Business School and the University of Chicago.

The AQR Insight Award Committee consists of Gregor M. Andrade, Ph.D.; Clifford S. Asness, Ph.D.; Andrea Frazzini, Ph.D.; Jacques A. Friedman; Marco Hanig, Ph.D.; Brian Hurst; Antti Ilmanen, Ph.D.; Ronen Israel; David G. Kabiller, CFA; Michael Katz, Ph.D.; John M. Liew, Ph.D.; Hitesh Mittal; Michael A. Mendelson; Mark L. Mitchell, Ph.D.; Tobias J. Moskowitz, Ph.D.; Lars N. Nielsen; Yao Hua Ooi; Lasse H. Pedersen, Ph.D.; Todd C. Pulvino, Ph.D.; Scott A. Richardson, Ph.D. and Andrew J. Sterge, Ph.D.

We accept papers on any investment-related topic as long as they deliver clear, significant insights. Papers must not be published before December 15, 2014.

Deadline for entries is January 15, 2015. More information and instructions for submitting papers online may be found at

About AQR

AQR is a global investment management firm built at the intersection of financial theory and practical application. We strive to deliver superior, long-term results for our clients by looking past market noise to identify and isolate what matters most, and by developing ideas that stand up to rigorous testing. Our focus on practical insights and analysis has made us leaders in alternative and traditional strategies since 1998.

As of September 30, 2014, AQR managed $114.7 billion*. The firm is based in Greenwich, Connecticut, with offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, London, Sydney and Bermuda.

* Includes assets of CNH Partners, LLC, an AQR affiliate

This is being provided solely for information purposes and does not constitute an offer or solicitation of an offer, or any advice or recommendation, to purchase securities or financial instruments, and may not be construed as such or serve as the basis of any investment decision.
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