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Working Paper

Trading Costs

Using live trade data from a large institutional money manager over a 19-year period, we find actual trading costs to be an order of magnitude smaller than previous studies suggest.

White Paper

Is Alpha Just Beta Waiting to Be Discovered?

We believe the rise of hedge fund betas will lead not only to the reclassification of alpha but may lead to better diversified portfolios with improved risk control and, therefore, better potential to achieve long-term return targets.

Journal Article

The Role of Shorting, Firm Size and Time on Market Anomalies

The pervasiveness, robustness and magnitude of return premia associated with size, value and momentum has made them the focal point for discussions of market efficiency, etc.

White Paper

Building a Better Alternatives Portfolio (European Version)

Alternative strategies are valuable tools for potentially enhancing portfolio returns and are becoming widely accessible. We delve into alternatives and discuss why we believe multistrategy alternatives should be at the core of an alternatives allocation.

White Paper

Building a Better Core Equity Portfolio

We believe that style-based investing represents a better approach to traditional active equity portfolio management, by focusing on sources of excess returns that may be more pervasive and persistent. These factors include value, momentum and profitability.

White Paper

A New Core Equity Paradigm

Combining successful investing styles to magnify their effects represents a new paradigm in active equity-portfolio management. Core Equities integrates value, momentum and profitability styles to offer a more persistent, systematic approach.

White Paper

The Case for Momentum Investing

Although a powerful investment style, momentum was largely unavailable to many investors. The introduction of the AQR Momentum Indices has been a pivotal development in momentum’s acceptance as an investment strategy.

White Paper

Measuring Factor Exposures: Uses and Abuses

A growing number of investors have come to view their portfolios (especially equity portfolios) as a collection of exposures to risk factors.

Trade Publication

Style Investing: The Long and the Long/Short of It

Many investors agree that applying systematic tilts away from a passive, capitalization-weighted portfolio is a good idea; fewer agree on how best to capture these style-based returns.

Trade Publication

Measuring Portfolio Factor Exposures: A Practical Guide

Regression analysis can help investors better understand the risk factors present in their portfolios, which has multiple benefits.