Our Sponsors

The AQR Asset Management Institute was launched in January 2015 with a vision to become the world leader for asset management-related thought leadership, research, study and recruitment. London Business School is proud to partner in this endeavour with AQR Capital Management, the foremost pioneer in research-driven investment management.

 The Institute harnesses London Business School’s dynamic combination of academic excellence, global perspective and London experience with London being a major hub for the asset management industry.

 The AQR Asset Management Institute promotes excellence in asset management and furthers its ability to preserve and generate long-term wealth for both individuals and societies, advancing:

 Ø  Research and best practice for the global investment community

The Institute conducts innovative research in the field of asset management, bringing together academic theory and real-world practice. The research agenda is led by the Institute’s three Academic Directors, who are among the School’s most prominent faculty. The Institute is interdisciplinary in its approach to research, encompassing strategy, organisation and management, as well as finance, economics and accounting.

 Ø  The exchange of ideas

The Institute offers unrivalled forums and networking opportunities for the sharing of ideas and the debate of critical investment issues, convening leading academics, practitioners, policymakers and regulators from around the globe.

 Ø  Future leaders and scholars in asset management

The Institute recognises academic and research excellence by supporting LBS students and rising scholars around the world with a series of awards:

·         AQR Scholar Awards for graduating students recognise academic excellence in asset management

·         AQR Fellowship Award for outstanding PhD talent recognises academic excellence, intellectual rigour and innovation (latest winner: link)

·         AQR Young Researcher Award for young professors recognises significant contributions to the field of asset management research.


For more information:

·         Visit www.london.edu/AQRInstitute

·         Follow us on Twitter @LBSAssetMgmt

·         Contact us via email AQRInstitute@london.edu or phone +44 (0) 20 7000 8290.

Our mission

The Wheeler Institute for Business and Development is our response to the world’s most urgent economic and social problems.

Established with the support of Lonely Planet founders Tony and Maureen Wheeler, the Wheeler Institute is committed to bringing about positive change through sharing and applying business expertise.

We aim to act as a platform to identify innovative and sustainable solutions and share evidence-based insights with a network of local, national and global organisations, harnessing the power of business for good.

Our research

The Wheeler Institute aims to promote, stimulate and support research at the intersection of business and development, with a particular emphasis on research in the developing world.

We bring our joint research to the challenges faced by the world’s most underprivileged communities – from poverty to illiteracy, disease to pollution. We apply a business lens to development challenges as diverse as the delivery of life-saving medicines or the access of farmers in developing countries to market information about their crops.

Driving solutions from rigourous business insights, we aim to see global challenges from a different perspective – that of people and communities affected on the ground.

Our world-class faculty works in the field, often in remote places, to talk to people, gather data, and run pilots, trials and experiments to share expertise with and learn from local business.

Visit our website to learn more about the Wheeler Institute Institute or download our brochure.