Business Development Analyst

About AQR Capital Management

AQR is a global investment management firm built at the intersection of financial theory and practical application. We strive to deliver superior, long-term results for our 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 our 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. Our clients include institutional investors, such as pension funds, insurance companies, endowments, foundations and sovereign wealth funds, as well as financial advisors.

Job description:

The Team

AQR is looking to hire full-time Analysts to join our Business Development group. The group works with AQR’s clients in North America, Europe, Australia and the Middle East to provide solutions to achieve their investment objectives. AQR clients include a cross-section of the world’s largest institutional investors, such as public and corporate pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, and foundations and endowments. AQR also serves the private-wealth community and Registered Investment Advisors.

Your Role

Specific responsibilities vary from team to team within Business Development, but generally include some or all of the following:

  • Provide support to senior members of Business Development whose objective is to build and deepen relationships with investors
  • Develop strong AQR product and asset class knowledge and demonstrate interest in the industry
  • Liaise with members of Business Development and Product Specialist teams to customize marketing materials and review materials for client and prospect interactions
  • Coordinate the distribution of AQR white papers, event invites, webinars, etc.
  • Complete assigned sections of Requests for Proposal/Information and Due Diligence Questionnaires and review in entirety before submission
  • Be responsible for marshaling the full resources of the firm to coordinate responses to all investor inquiries
  • Coordinate client meetings and conference calls with investors

What You’ll Bring

  • A Bachelor’s degree; concentrations in Economics, Finance or Business
  • High degree of intellectual curiosity
  • High proficiency in PowerPoint and Excel

Who You Are

  • Hard working and eager to learn in a highly intellectual, collaborative environment
  • Well-organized and detail-oriented
  • Self-starter, able to work independently as well as within a team
  • Exceptional analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of finance and the investment management industry is highly desirable

Life at AQR


AQR offers generous benefits: 100% paid Medical, Dental and Vision coverage. Perks include health and wellness allowances, meditation programs, onsite breakfasts and lunches and stocked kitchens with seasonal treats.

Employee Connectivity

Employees participate in a range of connectivity and community building events & experiences the firm offers: Book Clubs, Research Colloquiums, baseball outings, Star Wars premiere, our Food Truck Social and volunteer opportunities.

Learning & Development

QUANTA, the firm's learning and development program, offers both professional and personal growth opportunities through 350+ classes per year.