Ronen Israel

25 years of experience
21 years at AQR
M.A., Columbia University
B.S., B.A.S., University of Pennsylvania

Ronen Israel is a Principal at AQR Capital Management, where he is the Co-Head of Portfolio Management, Research, Risk and Trading and is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. In this role, he oversees research, portfolio management, portfolio implementation, portfolio finance, trading and risk functions for the firm. Ronen has received an Outstanding Article award as part of the 17th Annual Bernstein Fabozzi/Jacobs Levy Awards from The Journal of Portfolio Management in 2015 and the Special Distinction Award as part of the Harry M. Markowitz Prize for the best paper published in the Journal of Investment Management in 2015. He is on the executive board of the University of Pennsylvania’s Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology and is a member of the Advisory Board of The Rodney L. White Center for Financial Research, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Ronen is also an adjunct professor of finance at New York University, has been a guest speaker at Harvard, Columbia, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Chicago, and is a frequent conference speaker. Prior to AQR, he was a senior analyst at Quantitative Financial Strategies Inc. Ronen earned a B.S. in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, a B.A.S. in biomedical science from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, and an M.A. in mathematics, specializing in mathematical finance, from Columbia University.


Recent Contributions

Member of the executive board of the University of Pennsylvania’s Fisher Program in Management and Technology.

Adjunct professor of finance at the New York University Stern School of Business.

Guest lecturer at Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University and the University of Chicago.

Won a 2015 Special Distinction Award from The Journal of Investment Management for his paper “Investing With Style.”

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