Aaron Brown is risk manager at AQR Capital Management and author of Red-Blooded Risk (John Wiley & Sons, 2012), The Poker Face of Wall Street (John Wiley & Sons, 2006, named one of the ten best business books of 2006 by Business Week) and A World of Chance (Cambridge University Press, 2008, with Reuven and Gabrielle Brenner). In his 30 year Wall Street career he has been a trader, portfolio manager, head of mortgage securities and risk manager for institutions including Morgan Stanley and Citigroup; he also served a stint as a finance professor. His Internet site, www.eRaider.com
won several Forbes Best of the Web awards for Theory and Practice of Investing. He holds degrees from Harvard in Applied Mathematics and the University of Chicago in Finance and Statistics. He was one of the world's best poker players in the late 70s and early 80s, and still plays seriously. He lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with his wife and high-school-age daughter, his son is an undergraduate at the University of Chicago.
Aaron was awarded the 2011 Risk Manager of the Year Award
by The Global Association of Risk Professionals.