An interview and Q&A with billionaire quantitative investor and co-founder of AQR Capital Management, Cliff Asness. In this interview Cliff discusses what a Quant investor is and how he approaches investing. Cliff also talks about the history of Quant investing and research AQR has conducted. ? Books by Cliff Asness and books on him are located at the bottom of the description? L

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Video Segments: 0:00 Introduction 6:51 What is a Quant? 12:39 ‘The Quants’ book story 16:11 Quantitative investing has failed 18:37 What is Quant to us? 22:45 Risk managed 26:10 Different types of Quants? 29:35 Progression of Qaunt equity research 36:20 Using new strategies versus old 45:38 Beyond Quant equity value/momentum 54:33 Alternative Betas: Through Time 59:38 Start of Q&A 1:00:13 Have you changed your models in the last couple of years? 1:03:37 Do you think there negative consequences because of high frequency trading? Cliff Asness Books ??? (affiliate link) Short Selling The Quants: Interview Date: 25th October, 2013 Event: Trulaske College of Business Original Image Source:


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