Brian Hurst
Portfolio Management & Trading

Brian is the Founder and CIO of ClearAlpha®. Brian is responsible for setting the firm's strategic direction and leading our portfolio management and trading teams. Before founding ClearAlpha®, Brian was a day one employee and was the first non-Founding Partner at AQR Capital Management. During his 21 years at AQR, Brian served as a portfolio manager, researcher, and head of trading for the firm. Brian was instrumental in designing and building AQR's trading platform and, as senior portfolio manager, was responsible for more than $15BN in hedge fund assets. During his tenure, Brian served on or led various management, operating, and investment committees, including the Strategic Planning Committee, the Operating Committee and the Risk Committee.

Brian was Cliff Asness’ first hire in the Quantitative Research Group at Goldman Sachs Asset Management where he performed research and built portfolio management and trading technology for the Global Alpha Fund. As a long-time investor, he brings experience managing a variety of multi-asset portfolios through many market environments. Brian serves as a Member of the Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital Council. Brian graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a BS in Economics.

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