20 years of experience
years at AQR
M.B.A., Harvard Business School
M.P.A., Harvard University Kennedy School of Government
B.A., Amherst College
Christopher Palazzolo is a Principal, Head of EMEA and CEO of AQR Capital Management (Europe) LLP. In this role, he leads AQR’s business development and client service in the region, as well as oversees operations. Prior to joining AQR, Christopher was a Business Development Manager and Consultant for the Palladium Group and was previously an analyst at Goldman Sachs in the Investment Management Division’s Product Management group. He is co-author of several articles, including “Clearing the Air: Responsible Investment,” “Risk Parity: A Supplement to Traditional Portfolios, Not Their Replacement,” “Inflation in 2010 and Beyond (Parts I and II),” “Eurozone Inflation Update: Will ECB Actions Match its Rhetoric?,” “QE2: Not Just Another QE1,” “The Convertible Bond Dislocation of 2008” and “The Limits of Convertible Bond Arbitrage.” He is on the Advisory Council of the AQR Asset Management Institute at London Business School, is a founding member of AQR's ESG working group and was a member of the UNPRI’s ESG DDQ Working Group. Christopher earned a B.A. in political science with a concentration in economics from Amherst College, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and an M.P.A. from the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government. He is a CFA charterholder.