AQR Diversifying Strategies Fund

  • daily nav $10.32
  • change $0.02
  • daily return 0.19%
  • inception date 6/8/2020
  • AUM $20MM

As of September 18, 2020

  About the Fund

Investment Objective

Seeks capital appreciation.

A Diversified Approach to Alternative Investing

The Fund seeks attractive long-term risk-adjusted returns through strategic allocations to AQR alternative mutual funds. 

Investment Approach

Leveraging AQR’s research and 20-year track record in alternative investing, the Fund is designed to complement an investor’s traditional stock and bond portfolio. The Fund invests in a portfolio of AQR mutual funds, providing exposure to both Active Multi-Asset strategies and Absolute Return strategies:

  • Active Multi-Asset Strategies: seek to provide tactical and risk-managed allocations among major asset classes across global markets. These strategies are expected to have some correlation to traditional asset classes over the long-term.

  • Absolute Return Strategies: seek to capture returns from well-established investments styles, such as value and momentum. Certain strategies may also provide exposure to less accessible types of returns. These strategies tend to be uncorrelated to traditional asset classes over the long-term.

Why Invest in the Diversifying Strategies Fund?

A Core Alternative Allocation

The Fund seeks to provide an all-in-one solution for investors seeking a strategic, long-term approach to alternatives.

Low Exposure to Traditional Markets

The Fund seeks reduced sensitivity to stock and bond market movements, which can help improve portfolio resilience across various market environments.

Multiple Sources of Return

The Fund offers diversified exposure to a range of alternative strategies and return sources.

Fund Composition


Annualized Total Returns

As of August 31, 2020

MTD Since Inception 6/8/2020 Gross Expense Ratio Net Expense Ratio*
AQR Diversifying Strategies Fund 0.69% 2.40% 1.70% 1.62%
ICE BofAML US 3M T-Bill 0.01% 0.04%
AQR Diversifying Strategies Fund ICE BofAML US 3M T-Bill
MTD 0.69% 0.01%
Since Inception 6/8/2020 2.40% 0.04%
Gross Expense Ratio 1.70%
Net Expense Ratio* 1.62%

As of June 30, 2020

Since Inception 6/8/2020 Gross Expense Ratio Net Expense Ratio*
AQR Diversifying Strategies Fund 0.50% 1.70% 1.62%
ICE BofAML US 3M T-Bill 0.01%
AQR Diversifying Strategies Fund ICE BofAML US 3M T-Bill
Since Inception 6/8/2020 0.50% 0.01%
Gross Expense Ratio 1.70%
Net Expense Ratio* 1.62%

Ronen Israel


  • 24 years of experience
  • 21 years at AQR

M.A., Columbia University

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

Scott Metchick


  • 32 years of experience
  • 8 years at AQR

B.S., Lehigh University

Lars Nielsen

Lars N. Nielsen


  • 20 years of experience
  • 20 years at AQR

M.S., B.S., University of Copenhagen

Yao Hua Ooi


  • 15 years of experience
  • 15 years at AQR

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

Ashwin Thapar


  • 12 years of experience
  • 12 years at AQR

B.A. University of Pennsylvania

  Fees & Minimums

Investment Minimums

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Individual Investors $5 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 0.00%
Distribution (12b-1) Fee None
Other Expenses  
     Dividends On Short Sales and/or Interest Expense None
     All Other Expenses 0.28%
Acquired Fund Fees 1.42%
Gross Expenses 1.70%
Less: Fee Waivers and/or Expense Reimbursements 0.08%
Net Expenses* 1.62%

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.


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

The Fund is new and has a limited operating history. 

The Fund is not a complete investment program and should be considered only as one part of an investment portfolio. The Fund is more appropriate for long-term investors who can bear the risk of short-term NAV fluctuations, which at times, may be significant and rapid, however, all investments long- or short-term are subject to risk of loss. Due to the Fund’s strategy of investing in underlying funds (“affiliated funds”), shareholders bear both their proportionate share of expenses in the Fund and, indirectly, the expenses of such affiliated funds.

The affiliated funds will enter into short sales and/or make investments in futures contracts, forward contracts, options, swaps and other derivative instruments. These derivative instruments provide the economic effect of financial leverage by creating additional investment exposure to the underlying instrument, as well as the potential for greater loss. If an affiliated fund uses leverage through activities such as entering into short sales or purchasing derivative instruments, the affiliated fund has the risk that losses may exceed the net assets of the affiliated fund. The Fund could miss attractive investment opportunities by underweighting strategies that subsequently experience significant returns and could lose value by overweighting strategies that subsequently experience significant declines.

Derivatives may be more sensitive to changes in economic or market conditions than other types of investments; this could result in losses that significantly exceed the fund’s original investment. Alternative investments strategies can be subject to increased risks and costs and investors must determine if the addition of these types of investments is appropriate for their specific financial objectives. Diversification and asset allocation do not ensure a profit or guarantee against a loss. 

An investment in accordance with the Fund’s strategy is subject to risks, including the possibility that the value of the portfolio holdings may fluctuate in response to events specific to the companies in which the affiliated funds invest, as well as economic, political or social events in the United States or abroad. International investments are subject to certain risks, including currency movements and social, economic and political uncertainties, which could increase volatility. These risks are heightened in emerging markets. Commodities and futures generally are volatile and involve a high degree of risk. Investments in alternative strategies employ complex investment strategies and carry substantial risk. There can be no assurance a fund’s investment objective or strategies will be successful. Investing involves risk, including risk of loss. 

Given the complexity of the investments and strategies of the affiliated funds, the Multi-Strategy Team relies heavily on quantitative models and information and data supplied or made available by third parties. There is no guarantee that the use of the models and data will help the affiliated funds achieve their objectives. When selecting investments for the Fund, the AQR Multi-Strategy Team limits its selection to AQR mutual funds, so they will select AQR mutual funds even in cases where there are third party mutual funds that are less expensive, or that have longer track records or higher historical returns. AQR has a conflict of interest when it establishes the Fund’s target asset classes, asset allocation objectives or ongoing allocations, because it will allocate only to asset classes where AQR mutual funds are available.

The information is intended to be educational and is not tailored to the investment needs of any specific investor. The information presented herein should not be the primary basis of your investment decisions. You should carefully research any fund you may be considering prior to making an investment decision. Another allocation and other investments, including non-AQR funds, having similar risk and return characteristics may be available. We suggest only AQR funds for the Fund and other fund families may have other options available, including funds with different features and costs.

We can change or update the Fund at any time. Neither AQR nor ALPS will notify you when they are updated. The Fund does not attempt to consider the effect of income taxes on performance or returns and do not reflect any opinion on the tax-appropriateness of the portfolio for any investor. The Fund does not consider the effect of taxes, fees and/or expenses associated with investing. Please consult with your investment or tax advisor, if applicable, prior to taking action.

AQR is the investment adviser to the AQR mutual funds included in the Fund and is entitled to receive an advisory fee from each fund, as reflected in the fund’s prospectus. Additional investments in the AQR mutual funds selected the Fund can lead to additional advisory fees paid to AQR.



Stocks and bonds are subject to risks, including the possible loss of principal. International stocks that provide exposure to foreign markets involve special risks, such as currency fluctuations, differing financial reporting and regulatory standards, and economic and political instability. These risks are highlighted when stocks are from emerging markets. Stocks of small-cap companies are generally more volatile and not as readily marketable as those of larger companies. Government bonds and Treasury bills are subject to interest rate risk, but they are backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government if held to maturity. The repayment of principal and interest of a corporate bond are guaranteed by the issuing company, and subject to default and credit risks. Indices are unmanaged and not available for direct investment. Please discuss with your financial professional or agent the benefits and risks of these securities.

Index Methodology

The AQR DynamiQ Allocation IndexS (the “Index”) is a long only index providing exposure to futures on third-party equity indices primarily comprised of large-cap securities of U.S. and non-U.S. issuers from developed markets, and exposure to futures on U.S. and non-U.S. developed government fixed income securities.  The Index will target an average of 40% equity and 60% fixed income weighting over the long-term.  The exposures of the Index to equity and fixed income will vary based on a rules-based methodology that allocates to equity and fixed income based on several well-known investment styles, with the potential for substantially different weightings from the 40/60 target depending on both market conditions and the attractiveness of each asset according to signals within the Index methodology.

AQR DynamiQ Allocation Index is available within select index annuities issued by American General Life Insurance (AGL), Houston, TX. AGL does not issue product in New York. Please see product brochure for more information.

Withdrawals may be subject to federal and/or state income taxes. An additional 10% federal tax may apply if you make withdrawals or surrender your annuity before age 59½. Consult your tax advisor regarding your specific situation.

Interest earned in an index annuity is calculated using index performance over a specific term, subject to contract provisions, such as an index rate cap, spread or participation rate, which may limit or reduce the upside potential. The index rate cap is the maximum percentage of index performance that can be credited as interest for an index term. The spread is the minimum threshold or percentage that index performance must exceed to be credited interest. The participation rate is the percentage of index performance that is used to calculate interest in certain accounts.

“AQR” and the AQR DynamiQ Allocation Index are trademarks or service marks of AQR Capital Management, LLC or one of its affiliates (“AQR”) and have been licensed for use by American General Life Insurance Company (the “Company”) for use as a benchmark for an annuity (inclusive of all applicable riders, the “Product”). The Product is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by AQR, its affiliates, nor the calculation agent, and they do not provide any investment advice to the Company with respect to the Product or to owners of the Product, nor do they make any representation regarding the advisability of investing in the Product or obtaining exposure to the Index. The Index is constructed without regard to the investment needs or suitability of the Company, the Product, or any Product owners.  AQR and the Index’s calculation agent have no obligation or liability whatsoever with respect to, and make no representations regarding, the Product. AQR makes no representation regarding the ability of the Index to achieve its goals and disclaims all express or implied warranties, including any warranty of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose or use, in connection with the Index, including, without limitation, any results to be obtained by tracking the Index.  Neither AQR nor the Index’s Calculation Agent guarantees the accuracy or completeness of the Index. NONE OF AQR OR ITS AFFILIATES SHALL HAVE ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY ERRORS, OMISSION OR INTERRUPTIONS OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE INDEX OR ANY DATA INCLUDED THEREIN OR FOR THE PRODUCT. 

The index is independently calculated by a third-party calculation agent. 

Hypothetical and simulated examples have many inherent limitations and are generally prepared with the benefit of hindsight. There are frequently sharp differences between simulated results and the actual results. There are numerous factors related to the markets in general or the implementation of any specific investment strategy, which cannot be fully accounted for in the preparation of simulated results and all of which can adversely affect actual results. No representation is being made that any account, product, or strategy will or is likely to achieve profits, losses, or results similar to those shown.

The AQR DynamiQ Allocation IndexSM (the “Index”) embeds an annual index cost in the calculations of the change in index value. This embedded index cost will reduce any change in index value, and it funds certain operational and licensing costs for the Index. Since it will affect the return of the Index, it may also impact the amount of interest credited to an index annuity; however, it is not a fee paid by the policy owner or received by the issuing insurance company. 

 The AQR DynamiQ Allocation Index methodology adjusts exposures to achieve a volatility target. It is possible that the index could realize a volatility greater or less than its target.

Individuals cannot invest directly in an index.

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