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AQR launches $100,000 annual competition for Applied Finance Papers

Monday, October 03, 2011
Opalesque Industry Update - AQR Capital Management, a $40-billion asset management firm with a particular focus on alternatives, today announced a new award for applied academic papers in finance: The AQR Insight Award. This $100,000 annual competition seeks to identify the current academic finance papers that have the most significant practical implication for investors.

“Given the huge burden of future financial obligations,” stated David G. Kabiller, founding partner of AQR and Head of Client Strategies, “it’s important to have leading thinkers in analytical finance and economics focus their intelligence on methods to enhance investment performance. The AQR Insight Award has been launched in recognition of the need to promote academic research that illuminates the drivers of successful investing and that can be applied to real-world portfolios.”

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