Aaron Brown (financial author)

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Aaron C. Brown (born November 27, 1956) is an American author[1] on gambling-related issues.[2] He wrote Red-Blooded Risk: The Secret History of Wall Street[3], The Poker Face of Wall Street [4] and A World of Chance [5] (with Reuven and Gabrielle Brenner). He has written for Wilmott Magazine and Quantum Magazine. At the Global Association of Risk Professionals annual convention in February 2012, Aaron Brown was named risk manager of the year.[6]


Brown was born in Seattle, Washington.[7] Both in college and graduate school he was a professional poker player[8] and did active financial trading for his own account.[4]

In 1982 he moved to New York and held a variety of financial jobs including portfolio manager (Prudential Financial), trader and head of Mortgage Securities (Lepercq, de Neuflize), risk manager (JPMorgan Chase, Rabobank, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley and AQR Capital Management) and has given lectures at Fordham and Yeshiva Universities.[9][10]

He is the Chief Risk Manager at AQR Capital Management.

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  1. ^ Stephen Schurr, Gamblers Profit from Holding a Strong Hand, Financial Times, March 20, 2006
  2. ^ http://www.garp.org/risk-news-and-resources/risk-manager-of-the-year/risk-manager-of-the-year/aaron-brown.aspx
  3. ^ Brown, Aaron C. Red-Blooded Risk: The Secret History of Wall Street John Wiley & Sons (2012),ASIN: B005NZMSM0
  4. ^ a b Aaron Brown, The Poker Face of Wall Street, John Wiley & Sons (2006), ISBN 978-0-470-12731-5
  5. ^ Reuven and Gabrielle Brenner, and Aaron Brown, A World of Chance: Betting on Religion, Games, Wall Street, Cambridge University Press (2008), ISBN 978-0-521-88466-2
  6. ^ PRNewswire
  7. ^ Adam Leitzes and Joshua Solan, Bulls, Bears and Brains: Investing with the Best and Brightest of the Financial Internet, John Wiley & Sons (2002), ISBN 978-0-471-44294-3
  8. ^ David Penn, Aaron Brown: Poker Wizard of Wall Street, June 2008
  9. ^ Risk Magazine, July 2007, page 15 (incl. photo), Incisive Media, ISSN 0952-8776
  10. ^ Haug, Espen (2007). Derivative Models on Models. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-0-470-01322-9. 


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