David Kabiller
David G. Kabiller
Born 1964 (age 53–54)
Nationality American
Occupation investor
Known for Co-founder of AQR Capital Management
Net worth $1.25 billion (March 2018)[1]
Parent(s) Elaine Tunick Kabiller
Irving Kabiller

David G. Kabiller (born 1964) is the founder, founding principal, and head of business development of AQR Capital Management,[2][3] along with Cliff Asness, John M. Liew and Robert Krail.[4] He initiated AQR's international growth and its introduction of mutual funds[5] as well as the creation of the AQR University[4] symposia series and the AQR Insight Award for outstanding innovation in applied academic research.[4] Kabiller established AQR's QUANTA Academy program, which is designed to help employees reach their full potential. The program offers a holistic approach, focusing on both professional and personal development.

Early life and education

Kabiller was born to a Jewish family, the son of Elaine (née Tunick) and Irving Kabiller.[6] He has one sister, Sari Kabiller Battista.[6] He earned a B.A. in economics and an M.B.A. from Kellogg School of Management, where he received an athletic scholarship to play tennis and was named to the Big Ten Conference Academic All-Conference team.[4]


After school, he worked as a vice president at Goldman, Sachs & Co.[7]

Kabiller has co-authored papers on topics including derivatives,[8] enhanced indexation,[4]securities lending,[4] insurance-linked securities,[9] hedge funds[4] and the secret of Warren Buffett's investing acumen.[10] He was profiled in Scott Patterson's book The Quants.


He is a member of the Northwestern University Board of Trustees and large donor to both academic and athletic scholarship programs.[11] He is a member of the Advisory Council of the AQR Asset Management Institute at London Business School[12] and also serves on the board of trustees for the Terra Foundation for American Art.[13] He is chairman of the Executive Council of the International Institute for Nanotechnology[14] and donates $250,000 for a biannual Kabiller Prize in Nanoscience and Nanomedicine plus a $10,000 Kabiller Young Investigator Award in Nanoscience and Nanomedicine.[15] He created NU for Life, a program to provide mentoring and career development for Northwestern University athletes.[16] In 2017, London Business School honored David with an Honorary Fellowship for his service to the school and distinction in business.[17] In 2018, he created a humanitarian prize at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab in Chicago. The annual award will recognize employees of the rehabilitation hospital who personify its uniquely compassionate culture, a critical aspect of providing exceptional patient care. Winners will also be inducted into a humanitarian society, which will set and execute humanitarian goals that help advance the lab's mission.[18]


  1. ^ "Forbes: The World's Billionaires". Forbes. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ "David Gary Kabiller CFA". Businessweek.com.
  3. ^ "How I Became a Quant'". The Wall Street Journal. August 22, 2007.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "David Kabiller, CFA". AQR Capital. Archived from the original on 2014-02-08.
  5. ^ "AQR's David Kabiller Pioneers Hedge Funds for the Masses". Wall Street Journal.
  6. ^ a b Chicago Sun Times: "Irving Kabiller" May 27, 2012
  7. ^ "David Gary Kabiller CFA". Business Week.
  8. ^ "Using Derivatives and Leverage To Improve Portfolio Performance". Institutional Investor.
  9. ^ "AQR Capital Management Establishes Reinsurance Group". PRN Newswire.
  10. ^ "Buffett's Alpha" (PDF). Yale University.
  11. ^ "Trustee David Kabiller Equips Student-Athletes for Success". Northwestern University.
  12. ^ "Key People". London Business School.
  13. ^ "Board and Staff". Terra Foundation for American Art. Archived from the original on 2013-12-13.
  14. ^ "Executive Council - International Institute for Nanotechnology". www.iinano.org.
  15. ^ [1][dead link]
  16. ^ [2][dead link]
  17. ^ "Honorary Awards - London Business School". London.edu.
  18. ^ "New Award to Celebrate Employees Who Exemplify Compassionate Culture". Shirley Ryan AbilityLab - Formerly RIC. Retrieved .

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