Leverage. Derivatives. Shorting. The three “dirty words” of finance, according to this week’s guest, became a regular part of our vocabulary after the 2008 financial crisis, but how can investors get back to “clean” investing principles? Our Financial Thought Leader this week is Cliff Asness, Managing and Founding Principal of AQR Capital Management, a global investment management firm which runs hedge funds, mutual funds, and a diversified collection of investment strategies. In this rare interview, he’ll discuss the three legs of his “investment stool” and the tools we can use to diversify our portfolios.

Category: Quantitative, Video

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3 Responses to “AQR Capital’s Cliff Asness”

  1. scone says:

    I bought his core large cap (QCELX) and small cap (QSMLX), because the new profitability, momentum, and quality screens are pretty interesting. And so far they are doing well. I had to hold my nose re: his ego, his politics, and his Ayn Rand fixation. And the Marvel Comics superhero thing — ironic self-deprecating humor, or weird psych issue? Stay tuned.

  2. RW says:

    I hear he has good taste in wine.

  3. phoneranger says:

    According to Felix Salmon lots of rich folks have good taste in wine because they want to get off the hedonic treadmill. Luckily mine broke about 30 years ago.

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    BR: See this article: How money can buy happiness, wine edition