Conversations with Tyler: A Conversation with Cliff Asness

Tyler Cowen explores the world of ideas in one-on-one dialogues with today’s top thinkers.

Nov 11, 2015Nov 12, 2015
Founders Hall Auditorium Arlington Campus at George Mason University 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201

Event Speakers

Tyler Cowen

Holbert L. Harris Chair of Economics at George Mason University

Cliff Asness

Co-Founder, AQR Capital Management

Event Video

Hedge-fund manager Cliff Asness, one of the most influential—and outspoken—financial thinkers, will join Tyler Cowen for a wide-ranging intellectual dialogue as part of the Conversations with Tyler series.

Asness is a founder, managing principal and chief investment officer at AQR Capital Management. In 2012, he was included in the 50 Most Influential list of Bloomberg Markets magazine.  As an entrepreneur in the field of finance, Asness has helped shape the national conversation on financial markets and regulation.

He is an active researcher and has authored articles on a variety of financial topics for many publications, including The Journal of Portfolio ManagementFinancial Analysts Journal, and The Journal of Finance. Prior to cofounding AQR Capital Management, he was a managing director and director of quantitative research for the Asset Management Division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. He is on the editorial board of The Journal of Portfolio Management, the governing board of the Courant Institute of Mathematical Finance at NYU, the board of directors of the Q-Group and the board of the International Rescue Committee.

Asness is also an active philanthropist, giving to many causes and organizations that are innovative in their approach. Most recently, he is known for his giving to support the gay rights movement in New York. He received with his wife, Laurel, the Humanitarian Leadership Award from the International Rescue Committee.