John Liew

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John M. Liew

AQR Capital Management

Goldman Sachs
Alma mater University of Chicago
Notable awards 2011 Graham and Dodd Excellence Award

John M. Liew is an American hedge fund manager founding principal of the hedge fund firm AQR Capital Management and heads the Global Asset Allocation team of the firm.[1][dead link]

Liew along with Cliff Asness, David Kabiller, and Bob Krail, founded the firm in 1998 after they left the Asset Management Division of Goldman Sachs the year before.[2][not in citation given]

Liew has a Ph.D in Finance from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. From graduate school Liew went on to work at Troutman Trading Co. where he was recruited by Asness, a GSB classmate, to join the Global Alpha team at Goldman.[3]

He is a member of the Board of Trustees at the University of Chicago[4] and also serves on the investment committee.He and his wife Serena J. Liew are founding members of the Fama-Miller Center for Research in Finance at the Booth School of Business, University of Chicago.[5][not in citation given]

Liew won the 2011 Graham and Dodd Award for his paper International Diversification Works (Eventually), co-authored with Clifford S. Asness and Roni Israelov.[6][not in citation given]


  1. ^ "John Liew, Ph.D.". AQR Capital. 
  2. ^ "How I Became a Quant'". The Wall Street Journal. August 22, 2007. 
  3. ^ "The Quant Who Won't Shut Up". Bloomberg. October 7, 2010. 
  4. ^ "University Trustees". University of Chicago. 
  5. ^ "Founding Members". Fama-Miller Center. 
  6. ^ Clifford S. Asness, Roni Israelov, and John M. Liew (June 2011). "International Diversification Works (Eventually)". CFA Institute.