AQR Capital Management has been hiring MDs from bulge-bracket Wall Street banks

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AQR is headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut.

AQR Capital Management, one of the largest quantitative asset managers in the world with $172.4bn under management as of Sept. 30, has been hiring managing directors from Wall Street banks.

In the past few weeks, AQR has been adding senior bankers to its ranks - each from a different bulge bracket bank.

Tony Gould, head of global pension solutions and advisory at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, has just joined AQR as a managing director. Gould worked for J.P. Morgan for nearly five years before joining AQR. Before this, was at Barclays as the head of marketing for its fund solutions group.

Ian Roche is a technology hire at AQR and joins from UBS. There he was head of execution and risk management technology. However, Roche worked at UBS for over 20 years, including stints in London, Zurich and latterly its Stamford, CT office. In 2010, he was promoted to managing director and the co-head of foreign exchange and money market (FXMM) technology. He took his latest role in January 2015.

Then there's Isaac Chang, who was latterly global head of fixed income, currencies and commodities (FICC) at high-frequency trading firm KCG. Chang was at KCG for over five years, but previous worked for Goldman Sachs, where he focused on electronic trading and U.S. interest-rates products.

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