David Kabiller

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David G. Kabiller
Born 1964 (age 52–53)
Nationality American
Occupation investor
Known for Co-founder of AQR Capital Management
Net worth $1.0 billion (March 2017)[1]
Parent(s) Elaine Tunick Kabiller
Irving Kabiller

David G. Kabiller (born 1964) is a Founder, Founding Principal, and Head of Business Development of AQR Capital Management,[2][3] along with Cliff Asness, John M. Liew and Robert Krail.[4] He initiated AQR’s international growth and its introduction of mutual funds[5] and reinsurance[4] as well as the creation of the AQR University[4] symposia series and the AQR Insight Award for outstanding innovation in applied academic research.[4]

Early life and education[edit]

Kabiller was born to a Jewish family, the son of Elaine (nee Tunick) and Irving Kabiller.[6] He has one sister, Sari Kabiller Battista.[6] He earned a B.A. in economics and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University, where he received an athletic scholarship to play tennis and was named to the Big Ten Conference Academic All-Conference team.[4]


After school, he worked as a vice president at Goldman, Sachs & Co.[7]

Kabiller has co-authored papers on topics including derivatives,[8] enhanced indexation,[4] securities lending,[4] insurance-linked securities,[9] hedge funds[4] and the secret of Warren Buffett’s investing acumen.[10] He was profiled in Scott Patterson's book The Quants.


He is a member of the Northwestern University Board of Trustees and large donor to both academic and athletic scholarship programs.[11] He is a member of the Advisory Council of the AQR Asset Management Institute at London Business School[12] and also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Terra Foundation for American Art.[13] He is chairman of the Executive Council of the International Institute for Nanotechnology[14] and donates $250,000 for a biannual Kabiller Prize in Nanoscience and Nanomedicine plus a $10,000 Kabiller Young Investigator Award in Nanoscience and Nanomedicine.[15] He created NU for Life, a program to provide mentoring and career development for Northwestern University athletes.[16] In 2017, London Business School honored David with an Honorary Fellowship for his service to the school and distinction in business.[17]