AQR partners with LBS to create new research institute

Global investment management firm, AQR Capital Management LLC, has partnered with London Business School to create the AQR Asset Management Institute.

This new 10-year partnership will focus on research with impact on the global asset management industry and the individuals who work in it.

Through research, teaching, and outreach activities, the AQR Asset Management Institute will equip those working in the industry with the tools to create wealth and contribute to economic wellbeing; provide young scholars in the field with annual grants and prizes; stage events which bring together academics, policy makers, and practitioners at the highest level and strengthen ties with the global investment community for the benefit of industry, academics and students.

Sir Andrew Likierman, Dean, London Business School, said: "AQR Capital Management LLC is a pioneer in research-driven investment management and with a great emphasis on financial theory was the natural partner for London Business School."
This major investment makes AQR one of the School's most significant corporate donors. We would like to thank AQR Capital Management for their support of the School and look forward to our partnership's future successes.

Subscribers to the Financial Times online can read more about the partnership here.