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Working Paper

Learning, Dispersion of Beliefs, and Risk Premiums in an Arbitrage-Free Term Structure Model

In this paper, researchers explore the idea that knowing how much professionals disagree about how quickly the U.S. economy is emerging from a recession may produce actionable insight into the future performance of the bond market.

Book

Merger Arbitrage

How does one regulate systemic risk in the financial sector? We propose charging each financial firm a tax based on its expected loss during a systemic crisis.

Interview

Meet the Expert: Todd Pulvino on Diversified Arbitrage

Todd Pulvino, Principal of CNH Partners, an affiliate of AQR, explains what Diversified Arbitrage strategies are and how they tend do perform during different economic cycles.

Book

A Clinical Exploration of Value Creation and Destruction in Acquisitions

How and why is value created or destroyed in mergers and acquisitions? To answer these questions, we present analyses of two acquisitions: Cooper Industries’ acquisition of Cameron Iron Works in 1989 and Premark’s acquisition of Florida Tile in 1990.

Interview

Words From the Wise: An AQR Interview with Ed Thorp

We sat down with Ed Thorp, a pioneer in the mathematical analysis of casino games and investing, to get his insights on an array of topics from casino gambling to quantitative investing.

White Paper

Arbitrage: A Brief Introduction

Arbitrage strategies use relative-value trades to generate potential excess returns with attractive risk profiles. We offer a brief introduction to arbitrage, including descriptions of several common strategies and an overview of historical performance.

White Paper

The Convertible Bond Market Dislocation of 2008

The convertible bond market dislocation of 2008 provided investors an unprecedented investment opportunity. We apply insights from this time to discuss how investors might benefit from this opportunity.

White Paper

The Limits of Convertible Bond Arbitrage

Convertible bond arbitrage suffered abysmally after the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008. This case study looks at how these strategies can break down in times of crisis, and the opportunities they offer in the aftermath.

White Paper

Market Crashes and Merger Completions

A primary concern in mergers and acquisitions is the risk that the deal may be cancelled before completion. We document that this "interim risk" varies asymmetrically with the aggregate stock market: When the market falls sharply, cash deals are more than twice as likely to be cancelled.

Journal Article

Limited Arbitrage in Equity Markets

This paper examines impediments to arbitrage in equity markets using a sample of 82 situations between 1985 and 2000.