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April 15, 2021

EP 20 — Simplifying Quantitative Finance Part 2 with Aaron Brown, formerly of AQR Capital Management

EP 20 — Simplifying Quantitative Finance Part 2 with Aaron Brown, formerly of AQR Capital Management

In this episode, my co-host Alex Patel and I continue our conversation with Aaron Brown, the former Chief Risk Manager at AQR Capital Management, about quantitative finance. We delve into topics like important quantitative finance concepts, careers in quantitative finance, Aaron’s own career and thoughts on the future of quantitative finance, and much more!

Check out the episode to learn about quantitative finance in a simplified way!

Aaron Brown is the former Chief Risk Manager at AQR Capital Management, one of the largest and most renowned hedge funds in the world as well as a professor and author. In his decades-long career, he has been a trader, portfolio manager, finance professor, head of mortgage securities, and risk manager for institutions, including Citigroup and Morgan Stanley. He was one of the original developers of value-at-risk and one of its strongest proponents. Brown is the author of Financial Risk Management for Dummies, Red-Blooded Risk: The Secret History of Wall Street, The Poker Face of Wall Street, and A World of Chance. He is a frequent contributor to professional literature and speaks frequently at professional and academic conferences. Aaron earned his bachelors from Harvard University and his MBA from The University of Chicago.

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