AQR Diversified Arbitrage Fund

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  • daily nav $9.39
  • change $0.01
  • daily return 0.11%
  • inception date 1/16/2009
  • AUM $535MM

As of December 06, 2019

  About the Fund

Investment Objective

Seeks long-term absolute positive returns.

A Diversified Approach to Arbitrage Opportunities

The Fund seeks to exploit mispricings in markets through a diversified investment approach across merger arbitrage, convertible arbitrage and a suite of event-driven strategies. 

Investment Approach

Arbitrage strategies look for two related assets that are trading at different prices, then buy the cheaper one and sell short the more expensive one. The difference between the prices is the expected profit of the trade. AQR's Diversified Arbitrage Fund invests in three primary arbitrage strategies: 

Merger Arbitrage — consists of buying shares of the target company in a proposed merger, and hedging the exposure to the acquirer by shorting the stock of the acquiring company

Convertible Arbitrage — consists of buying convertible securities and attempting to mitigate the risks associated with the investment by shorting the stock of the issuer

Event-Driven Investments — involves various corporate actions where very similar assets begin to trade at different prices (e.g., the different share classes of a public company's stock)

Over time, the Fund seeks to balance its exposure equally among the three strategies while maintaining the ability to make tactical tilts based on each strategy's conditional attractiveness.

Why Invest in the AQR Diversified Arbitrage Fund?

Seeks Attractive Risk-Adjusted Returns
The Fund uses a systematic investment process to capture the liquidity/risk premium of market dislocations caused by event-induced capital flows.
Tactical Investment Process
Based on opportunities presented by the market, the Fund will tactically adjust strategy exposure and fund leverage. In order to effectively execute the strategy, liquidity provision exists across the entire investment process, from execution style to dynamic strategy exposure.
Uncorrelated Source of Return
The Fund invests across Merger Arbitrage, Convertible Arbitrage and a suite of Event-Driven strategies. Arbitrage strategies seek to generate returns that are uncorrelated to traditional asset classes on average, and can increase a portfolio’s diversification.
  Portfolio Characteristics

Strategy Exposures

As of September 30, 2019

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Long Positions as % of Net Assets Short Positions as % of Net Assets
Convertible Arbitrage 57.77% -42.01%
Event Driven 50.84% -14.07%
Merger Arbitrage 38.60% -11.32%
Total 147.21% -67.40%

Sector Exposures

As of September 30, 2019

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% of Long Exposure
Communication Services 7.08%
Consumer Discretionary 7.14%
Consumer Staples 0.15%
Energy 2.32%
Financials 8.93%
Health Care 14.32%
Industrials 8.01%
Information Technology 19.70%
Materials 1.90%
Miscellaneous 26.31%
Real Estate 1.02%
Utilities 3.12%
Total 100.00%

Security Types

As of September 30, 2019

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% of Long Exposure
Convertible Bonds 52.47%
Individual Stocks 38.80%
Debt 7.27%
Close-end Funds 1.46%
Total 100.00%

Top 5 Long Holdings

As of September 30, 2019

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INTEL CORP INTC 3.250 08/01/39 CVT 7.39%
NOVELLUS SYSTEMS INC LRCX 2.625 05/15/41 CVT 3.46%
Southern Co 2.28%
SunTrust Banks 2.28%
WABCO Hldg 2.27%

Top 5 Short Holdings

As of September 30, 2019

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E-Mini S&P 500 Index Future -7.63%
Intel -7.39%
CDX.NA.HY -4.24%
U.S. 5 Yr Treasury Note Futures -3.61%
Lam Research -3.45%

Portfolio Statistics

As of September 30, 2019

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# of long holdings 273
# of short holdings 139
  Performance

Annualized Total Returns

As of November 30, 2019

MTD YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR Since Inception 1/16/2009 Gross Expense Ratio Net Expense Ratio*
AQR Diversified Arbitrage Fund 0.54% 7.08% 6.09% 5.55% 3.04% 2.19% 2.66% 2.34% 2.30%
ICE BofAML US 3M T-Bill 0.12% 2.13% 2.32% 1.63% 1.05% 0.57% 0.54%
AQR Diversified Arbitrage Fund ICE BofAML US 3M T-Bill
QTD 0.54 % 0.12 %
YTD 7.08 % 2.13 %
1YR 6.09 % 2.32 %
3YR 5.55 % 1.63 %
5YR 3.04 % 1.05 %
10YR 2.19 % 0.57 %
Since Inception 1/16/2009 2.66 % 0.54 %
Gross Expense Ratio 2.34%
Net Expense Ratio* 2.30%

As of September 30, 2019

QTD YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR Since Inception 1/16/2009 Gross Expense Ratio Net Expense Ratio*
AQR Diversified Arbitrage Fund 0.54% 6.05% 4.08% 5.76% 2.27% 1.88% 2.61% 2.34% 2.30%
ICE BofAML US 3M T-Bill 0.57% 1.81% 2.39% 1.54% 0.98% 0.54% 0.52%
AQR Diversified Arbitrage Fund ICE BofAML US 3M T-Bill
QTD 0.54 % 0.57 %
YTD 6.05 % 1.81 %
1YR 4.08 % 2.39 %
3YR 5.76 % 1.54 %
5YR 2.27 % 0.98 %
10YR 1.88 % 0.54 %
Since Inception 1/16/2009 2.61 % 0.52 %
Gross Expense Ratio 2.34%
Net Expense Ratio* 2.30%
  Managers

Jacques A. Friedman

Principal

  • 23 years of experience
  • 21 years at AQR

M.S., University of Washington

B.S., Brown University

Ronen Israel

Principal

  • 23 years of experience
  • 20 years at AQR

M.A., Columbia University

B.S., B.A.S., University of Pennsylvania

Mark L. Mitchell

Principal

  • 31 years of experience
  • 18 years at AQR

Ph.D., M.A., Clemson University

B.B.A., University of Louisiana at Monroe

Todd C. Pulvino

Principal

  • 21 years of experience
  • 18 years at AQR

Ph.D., A.M., Harvard University

M.S., California Institute of Technology

B.Sc, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Rocky Bryant

Principal

  • 18 years of experience
  • 17 years at AQR

B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  Fees & Minimums

Investment Minimums

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Individual Investors $1 Million
Institutional Investors None
Accounts Offered by Financial Advisors None

Shareholder Fees

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Sales Load None
Deferred Sales Load None
Redemption Fees None

Annual Fund Operating Expenses

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Management Fee 1.00%
Distribution (12b-1) Fee 0.25%
Other Expenses  
     Dividends On Short Sales 0.72%
     All Other Expenses 0.24%
Acquired Fund Fees 0.13%
Gross Expenses 2.34%
Less: Fee Waivers and/or Expense Reimbursements 0.04%
Net Expenses* 2.30%
Fund Adjusted Expense Ratio
Adjusted Expense Ratio 1.58%

An investment in any of the AQR Funds involves risk, including loss of principal. The value of the Funds’ portfolio holdings may fluctuate in response to events specific to the companies in which the Fund invests, as well as economic, political or social events in the United States or abroad. Please refer to the prospectus for complete information regarding all risks associated with the Funds. An investor considering the Funds should be able to tolerate potentially wide price fluctuations. The Funds are subject to high portfolio turnover risk as a result of frequent trading, and thus, will incur a higher level of brokerage fees and commissions, and cause a higher level of tax liability to shareholders in the Funds. The Funds may attempt to increase its income or total return through the use of securities lending, and they may be subject to the possibility of additional loss as a result of this investment technique.

Information about how each Fund voted proxies relating to portfolio securities held during the most recent 12-month period ended June 30 will be available no later than August 31. Please click here to view the most recent Form N-PX for the AQR Funds.

PRINCIPAL RISKS:
An investment in the Fund involves risk, including loss of principal. The Fund is not suitable for all investors.

The Fund has the risk that the anticipated arbitrage opportunities do not play out as planned, resulting in potentially reduced returns or losses to the Fund as it unwinds its trades. The use of derivative instruments exposes the Fund to additional risks and transaction costs. The Fund enters into a short sale by selling a security it has borrowed. If the market price of a security increases after the Fund borrows the security, the Fund will suffer a potentially unlimited loss when it replaces the borrowed security at the higher price. Short sales also involve transaction and other costs that will reduce potential Fund gains and increase potential Fund
losses.

Please refer to the Prospectus for complete information regarding all risks associated with the Fund. Risk Allocation and attribution are based on estimated data, and may be subject to change.

Definitions:
Volatility: a statistical measure of the dispersion of returns for a given security or index.
Beta: A measure of systematic risk of a portfolio
Sharpe Ratio: a ratio which measures risk-adjusted performance

Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the Funds before investing. To obtain a prospectus containing this and other important information, please call 1-866-290-2688 or click here to view or download a prospectus online. Read the prospectus carefully before you invest.

Performance data quoted represent past performance. Past performance does not guarantee future results and current performance may be lower or higher than the data quoted. All returns shown are total returns that assume reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. Returns for periods under a year are cumulative, all others are average annual returns. Investment returns and principal will fluctuate with market and economic conditions and you may have a gain or loss when you sell shares. From time to time the Fund’s advisor may waive fees or reimbursed expenses, without which performance would have been lower. Please call 866-290-2688 for most recent month-end performance.

Performance shown prior to a share class’s inception date reflects the historical performance of the Fund’s Class I shares, calculated using the fees and expenses of the Class N or Class R6 shares, respectively.

© AQR Funds are distributed by ALPS Distributors, Inc. AQR Capital Management, LLC is the Investment Manager of the Funds and a federally registered investment adviser. ALPS Distributors is not affiliated with AQR Capital Management. 

Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the Funds before investing. To obtain a prospectus containing this and other important information, please call 1-866-290-2688 or click here to view or download a prospectus online. Read the prospectus carefully before you invest. 

View definitions of benchmarks and other terms used here.

Diversification does not eliminate risk. Indexes are unmanaged and one cannot invest directly in an index.

The Adviser has contractually agreed to reimburse operating expenses of the Funds at least through January 28, 2020 for, Large Cap Defensive Style Fund, International Defensive Style Fund, Emerging Defensive Style Fund, Large Cap Momentum Style Fund, Small Cap Momentum Style Fund, International Momentum Style Fund, TM Large Cap Momentum Style Fund, TM Small Cap Momentum Style Fund, TM International Momentum Style Fund, Large Cap Multi-Style Fund, Small Cap Multi-Style Fund, International Multi-Style Fund, Emerging Multi-Style Fund, TM Large Cap Multi-Style Fund, TM Small Cap Multi-Style Fund, TM International Multi-Style Fund, TM Emerging Multi-Style Fund, Large Cap Relaxed Constraint Equity Fund, International Relaxed Constraint Equity Fund, Emerging Relaxed Constraint Equity Fund, Global Equity Fund, International Equity Fund, Core Plus Bond Fund and April 30, 2020 for Diversified Arbitrage Fund, Equity Market Neutral Fund, Global Macro Fund,  Long/Short Equity Fund, Managed Futures Strategy Fund, Managed Futures Strategy HV Fund, Multi-Strategy Alternative Fund, Risk-Balanced Commodities Strategy Fund, Style Premia Alternative Fund, Style Premia Alternative LV Fund, Volatility Risk, Premium Fund, Multi-Asset Fund, Risk Parity II HV Fund, Risk Parity II MV Fund. For additional details on annual fund operating expenses for each Fund, please see the underlying Funds’ prospectus.

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There are risks involved with investing including the possible loss of principal.
Past performance does not guarantee future results.
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