Jacques A. Friedman is a principal and head of AQR’s Global Stock Selection team. He is involved in all aspects of research, portfolio management and strategy development for the firm’s equity products and strategies. He is also a member of both the firm’s Strategic Planning and Risk Committees. Prior to joining AQR at its inception in 1998, Friedman was with Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he developed quantitative stock-selection strategies within the asset management division. Before joining Goldman, he was pursuing a Ph.D. in applied mathematics at the University of Washington, where his research interests ranged from mathematical physics to quantitative methods for sports handicapping. Friedman earned a B.S. in applied mathematics from Brown University and an M.S. in applied mathematics from the University of Washington.