AQR Capital Management
AQR is a global investment firm built at the intersection of financial theory and practical application. We strive to deliver concrete, long-term results by looking past market noise to identify and isolate the factors that matter most, and by developing ideas that stand up to rigorous testing. By putting theory into practice, we have become a leader in alternative strategies and an innovator in traditional portfolio management since 1998.
At AQR, our employees share a common spirit of academic excellence, intellectual honesty and an unwavering commitment to seeking the truth. We’re determined to know what makes financial markets tick – and we’ll ask every question and challenge every assumption. We recognize and respect the power of collaboration, and believe transparency and openness to new ideas leads to innovation.
The Internship Program
AQR’s 10 – week internship experience features the Quanta Academy Summer Term learning series, a structured program consisting of educational, skill – building and networking events. Learning is the cornerstone of our culture and plays an active role in the internship experience — through daily collaboration and interaction with employees at all levels, in workshops and classes, and most significantly by working on projects that matter to the many clients we serve.
The Global Trading Strategies team is responsible for efficient trade execution of AQR’s investment strategies. The team is comprised of traders, trading assistants, trading infrastructure and trading algorithm developers as well as market microstructure and short term signal researchers. The department designs and develops algorithmic trading methodologies in many asset classes globally. GTS also performs transaction cost analysis on the many markets that the firm trades in, which is utilized in building transaction cost forecasting models for AQR’s investment strategies.
We are seeking an exceptionally talented individual to join our Global Trading Strategies team as an intern. Candidates should be ambitious and enthusiastic about implementing new ideas, working within the trading desk and with others in the firm to enhance current processes as a self-starter. Trading interns will experience a 10-week rotational program throughout functions of the team. Interns will fully immerse in the daily functions of high touch and electronic execution trading, business management and trade support teams. You will work in a collaborative environment and on an individual capstone project throughout the summer. Mentorship and constructive performance review will be a focus throughout your time as you work towards earning a full time role.
What You’ll Bring
- Completing junior year of Bachelor’s degree In Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Business, Engineering, or scientific related field
- Well-organized, detail-oriented, and strong verbal and written communication skills
- Hard-working and eager to learn in a highly intellectual, collaborative environment
- Demonstrated interest in finance, economics and capital markets
- Strong technical /quantitative skills
- Entrepreneurial and collaborative
- Computer science /programming skills preferable
AQR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EEO/VET/DISABILITY