Clifford S. Asness is a founding principal at AQR Capital Management and a portfolio manager. Prior to co-founding AQR, Cliff was at Goldman, Sachs & Co where he was a managing director and director of quantitative research for the asset management division. Cliff has authored articles on many financial topics including multiple publications in the Journal of Portfolio Management and the Financial Analysts Journal, having been awarded for some of those papers. In addition, the CFA Institute has awarded Cliff the James R. Vertin Award which is periodically given to individuals who have produced a body of research notable for its relevance and enduring value to investment professionals. Cliff received a BS in Economics from the Wharton School and a BS in Engineering from the Moore School of Electrical Engineering, both graduating summa cum laude at the University of Pennsylvania. He received an MBA with high honours and a PhD in Finance from the University of Chicago.