AQR Capital Management

Founded 1998
501-1000 employees
  • Banking, Corporate Finance, & Investing
  • Headquarters address
    Greenwich, CT
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    Engineering at AQR Capital Management:

    The Engineering team, which comprises 26% of the firm's employees,* intersects with everything we do at AQR. Our engineers work side by side with portfolio managers at every stage, from signal inception through trade execution, to build solutions that fuel the business today as well as evolve and scale for tomorrow.

    Our engineers help us to communicate performance through world-class data visualization and reporting. They are also responsible for designing the systems and processes that power the firm’s operations and support risk management and reporting. The team also managed the complex data lifecycle that is used throughout the firm and provides the productivity tools that we use every day, from operating systems, communications, whether on-premises or in the cloud.

    And of course, all of these things need to be secured, which is done by our security engineers. AQR engineers are exposed to the entire lifecycle of their products, from cradle to grave.

    (*as of July 2018)

    More about AQR:

    AQR is a global investment management firm built at the intersection of financial theory and practical application. They strive to deliver superior, long-term results for Their clients by seeking to filter out market noise to identify and isolate what matters most, and by developing ideas that stand up to rigorous testing. Underpinning this philosophy is an unrelenting commitment to excellence in technology — powering Their insights and analysis. This unique combination has made us leaders in alternative and traditional strategies since 1998.

    AQR takes a systematic, research-driven approach, applying quantitative tools to process fundamental information and manage risk. Their clients include institutional investors, such as pension funds, insurance companies, endowments, foundations and sovereign wealth funds, as well as financial advisors.

    Tech stack

    Python, Java


    Compensation and retirement

    401k plan

    Health and wellness

    Insurance (Health)
    Insurance (Dental)
    Insurance (Vision)
    Insurance (Life)
    Insurance (Disability)

    Values and quality of life

    Catered meals