BD Associate - Institutional (MBA)

AQR is a global investment firm built at the intersection of financial theory and practical application. We strive to deliver concrete, long-term results by looking past market noise to identify and isolate the factors that matter most, and by developing ideas that stand up to rigorous testing. By putting theory into practice, we have become a leader in alternative strategies and an innovator in traditional portfolio management since 1998.


At AQR, our employees share a common spirit of academic excellence, intellectual honesty, and an unwavering commitment to seeking the truth. We’re determined to know what makes financial markets tick – and we’ll ask every question and challenge every assumption.  We recognize and respect the power of collaboration and believe transparency and openness to new ideas leads to innovation.


The Team

AQR is looking for an exceptionally talented business school student to join the US Institutional team within the Business Development group. The successful candidate will work alongside senior members of the team to build upon AQR’s presence, with a focus on developing new and maintaining existing relationships with institutional clients in the United States.


Your Role

  • Focus on a broad range of activities including identifying and developing new business and strengthening relationships with existing clients both independently and in support of senior relationship managers
  • Highly visible position involving frequent interaction with the world’s most sophisticated investors, as well as senior investment management professionals
  • Develop a comprehensive knowledge of all AQR products, the functions and responsibilities of key employees, as well as a detailed understanding of the competitive landscape
  • Significant involvement in business strategy including new product development, new business lines and new geographies
  • Liaise with other members of Business Development to leverage the firm’s intellectual capital and customize marketing materials for prospects and existing clients
  • Active participation with investment teams
  • Meaningful travel expected


What You’ll Bring

  • Deep interest in and strong understanding of finance, statistics and investing theory and practice
  • Exceptional academic performance demonstrating achievement and commitment to excellence
  • Strong self-awareness with the ability to empathize and understand others
  • CFA, or a desire to pursue CFA designation strongly preferred


Who You Are

  • Spring 2024 MBA graduate
  • Hard working and eager to learn in a highly intellectual, collaborative environment
  • A great listener with the capacity to understand and empathize with the audience
  • Adaptable - intellectually sharp, decisive and agile; able to thrive in a dynamic environment with sound judgment
  • Well-organized and detail-oriented
  • Self-starter, able to work independently as well as within a team
  • Presents and communicates with maturity, credibility and clarity
  • Superior written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills


AQR is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  EEO/VET/DISABILITY

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.

AQR is an Equal Opportunity Employer.