The Curious Investor

16 EpisodesProduced by AQR Capital Management, LLC

We break down some of the most important ideas in finance to help us make better investment decisions.Disclaimer: This podcast was recorded in 2018. The views expressed in this recording are the personal views of the participants as of the date indicated and do not necessarily reflect the views of A… read more

16 Episodes | 2018 - 2019

Diversify or Hedge?

July 10th, 2019

Diversification can help returns over the long-term but hedging offer advantages in the short term. AQR’s Ronen Israel and Roni Israelov share their insights about each.

This podcast was recorded on March 22, 2019.

The …

Inverted Yield Curves

June 26th, 2019

Conventional wisdom says that when the yield curve inverts, the economy slows down. AQR’s Jordan Brooks and David Kupersmith review the evidence, and …

Commodities: Past, Present and Futures

June 12th, 2019

AQR’s Caroline Sasseville walks us through commodities—what they are, how their returns behave, and what investors should consider before investing. …


May 29th, 2019

AQR co-founder and Managing Principal Cliff Asness and Alpha Architect CEO Wes Gray discuss momentum – what it is and why it works.

This podcast was recorded on April 1, 2019.

The views expressed in this recording are …

Season 2

May 22nd, 2019

Welcome to the second season of The Curious Investor, a podcast that tackles complex financial topics and explains how investing should be grounded …

Fundamental… or Quant?

October 3rd, 2018

Our guests debunk some common misconceptions about two approaches to investing: quantitative and fundamental. And they explain how their differences might actually make them complimentary.

Disclaimer: This podcast was …

ESG: The Good, the Bad, and the Fuzzy

September 26th, 2018

Is “doing good” good, bad or neutral for an investor’s portfolio? Three experts explain how they approach ESG investing, or the consideration of …

Taking Stock of Stock Myths

September 19th, 2018

There is risk in every investment. This episode delves into three specific kinds of equity risks that tend to weigh on investors: home bias, market …

Interest Rate Limbo

September 12th, 2018

We investigate why investors might want bonds in their portfolios, even in a low-yield environment.

Disclaimer: This podcast was recorded on July 11, …

Rise of the Machines

September 5th, 2018

Quantitative, or data-driven, investing has become increasingly ubiquitous — and many of its technologies have become a necessary part of the …

Superstar Investors

August 29th, 2018

Warren Buffett. Bill Gross. George Soros. Peter Lynch. We take a deep dive into some of the most famous track records in finance, specifically to ask if the themes we’ve covered in this show can explain some of their …

Hot Hands and Cold Feet

August 22nd, 2018

Sports analogies often help us think about how we make investing decisions. Are there streaks in random data? Do past results affect future ones? And …

Active versus Passive

August 15th, 2018

Vanguard founder Jack Bogle and AQR co-founder Cliff Asness have a lively conversation about one of the most epic battles in investing: Do you stick with the index or do you try to beat it?

Disclaimer: This podcast was …

Face the Factors

August 8th, 2018

Factors are the building blocks of investment returns. We explain what they are, how they work, and how you can use them in your portfolio.


Silly Things Investors Do

August 1st, 2018

An all-star lineup walks us through some of the most common biases that creep into our investment decisions. The University of Chicago’s Richard Thaler, who won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Economics, shares some of his most …


July 26th, 2018

Launching on August 1, The Curious Investor tackles complex financial topics and explains how investing should be grounded in a healthy dose of …
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