AQR Equity Market Neutral Fund

QMNRX
  • daily nav $9.92
  • change $-0.01
  • daily return -0.10%
  • inception date 10/7/2014
  • AUM $611MM

As of June 14, 2024

  About the Fund

Investment Objective

Seeks positive absolute returns.

Seeking Positive Returns Uncorrelated to Equity Markets

The Equity Market Neutral Fund seeks to generate positive returns without exposing investors to the risks of equity markets by buying, or going long, stocks expected to perform well and selling short stocks expected to perform relatively poorly.

Investment Approach

The Fund seeks to deliver positive absolute returns by taking long and short positions in equity and equity-related instruments that are deemed to be relatively attractive or unattractive, respectively, based on AQR's investment models.

The Fund is designed to be market neutral; positions in the portfolio are chosen so that the long side exposure is offset by the short side. The portfolio is constructed based on AQR's global stock selection model, employing value, momentum, quality, and other proprietary factors to indicate which industries, sectors and companies are conditionally attractive or unattractive.

Why Invest in the AQR Equity Market Neutral Fund?

Seeks Attractive Risk-Adjusted Returns
The Fund targets the spread between long and short positions, while remaining insulated from the large swings of equity markets. It seeks to deliver positive returns at a lower volatility, resulting in compelling risk-adjusted returns for investors.
Opportunity to Perform in Rising and Falling Markets
The Fund seeks capital appreciation regardless of overall market direction. Over any short-term period, neither the direction nor the magnitude of the stock market tends to impact the strategy.
Greater Portfolio Diversification
The Fund invests in stocks across industries and geographic regions. It may provide additional diversification benefits such as lowering the overall portfolio’s volatility, reducing drawdowns and improving risk-adjusted returns.
  Portfolio Characteristics

Country Exposures

As of March 31, 2024

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Benchmark Short
Australia 2.82% -3.15%
Belgium 0.72% -0.71%
Canada 4.34% -4.37%
Denmark 1.64% -1.68%
Finland 0.82% -0.83%
France 5.45% -5.08%
Germany 5.28% -4.86%
Hong Kong 1.34% -0.96%
Italy 3.62% -1.94%
Japan 28.21% -22.68%
Netherlands 2.62% -1.71%
Norway 0.56% -0.38%
Singapore 0.62% -0.67%
Spain 2.88% -2.17%
Sweden 3.24% -3.04%
Switzerland 3.63% -3.82%
United Kingdom 11.06% -8.49%
United States 92.24% -85.71%
Total 171.08% -152.25%

Top 5 Long Equity Holdings

As of March 31, 2024

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Honda 0.99%
Mizuho 0.93%
3M 0.91%
Booking Hldg 0.85%
Amazon.com 0.85%

Top 5 Short Equity Holdings

As of March 31, 2024

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UnitedHlth Grp -0.98%
Keyence -0.87%
Intuit -0.86%
Porsche -0.75%
Celanese US DE -0.75%

Sector Exposures

As of March 31, 2024

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Net Long Short
Communication Services 1.26% 7.58% -6.32%
Consumer Discretionary 5.22% 32.61% -27.39%
Consumer Staples -1.10% 10.25% -11.34%
Energy 3.28% 6.57% -3.29%
Financials 11.69% 27.41% -15.72%
Health Care -6.53% 13.70% -20.24%
Industrials 7.13% 33.85% -26.71%
Information Technology 3.12% 20.63% -17.51%
Materials -2.87% 9.39% -12.26%
Real Estate -2.19% 2.44% -4.63%
Utilities -0.18% 6.67% -6.85%
Total 18.83% 171.08% -152.25%

Portfolio Statistics

As of March 31, 2024

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# of long holdings 1012
# of short holdings 991
Long Exposure (% of NAV) 171.08%
Short Exposure (% of NAV) 152.25%

All Fund Statistics are subject to change. Portfolio holdings are subject to change and should not be considered a recommendation to buy or sell securities. Please see disclosure section for a glossary of industry terms.

AQR Equity Market Neutral Fund: The Fund uses derivatives to manage its country and currency exposures. The use of derivatives exposes the Fund to additional risks including increased volatility, lack of liquidity, and possible losses greater than the Fund's initial investment as well as increased transaction costs. Foreign investing involves special risks such as currency fluctuations and political uncertainty.

  Performance

Annualized Total Returns

As of May 31, 2024

MTD YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR Since Inception 10/7/2014 Gross Expense Ratio Net Expense Ratio*
AQR Equity Market Neutral Fund 2.95% 18.90% 38.49% 20.74% 10.19% 6.55% 5.02% 4.93%
ICE BofA US 3M T-Bill Index 0.48% 2.21% 5.45% 2.89% 2.12% 1.52%
AQR Equity Market Neutral Fund ICE BofA US 3M T-Bill Index
MTD 2.95% 0.48%
YTD 18.90% 2.21%
1YR 38.49% 5.45%
3YR 20.74% 2.89%
5YR 10.19% 2.12%
Since Inception 10/7/2014 6.55% 1.52%
Gross Expense Ratio 5.02%
Net Expense Ratio* 4.93%

As of March 29, 2024

QTD YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR Since Inception 10/7/2014 Gross Expense Ratio Net Expense Ratio*
AQR Equity Market Neutral Fund 11.74% 11.74% 29.42% 19.71% 7.48% 5.97% 5.02% 4.93%
ICE BofA US 3M T-Bill Index 1.29% 1.29% 5.24% 2.58% 2.02% 1.45%
AQR Equity Market Neutral Fund ICE BofA US 3M T-Bill Index
QTD 11.74% 1.29%
YTD 11.74% 1.29%
1YR 29.42% 5.24%
3YR 19.71% 2.58%
5YR 7.48% 2.02%
Since Inception 10/7/2014 5.97% 1.45%
Gross Expense Ratio 5.02%
Net Expense Ratio* 4.93%

The Adviser has contractually agreed to reimburse operating expenses of the Fund at least through April 30, 2025. The Expense Limitation Agreement may be terminated with the consent of the Board of Trustees.

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.

ICE Bank of America Merrill Lynch 3 Month T-Bill Index: An index that tracks the performance of the U.S. dollar denominated U.S. Treasury Bills publicly issued in the U.S. domestic market with a remaining term to final maturity of less than 3 months. Indexes are unmanaged and one cannot invest directly in an index.

AQR Equity Market Neutral Fund: The Fund uses derivatives to manage its country and currency exposures. The use of derivatives exposes the Fund to additional risks including increased volatility, lack of liquidity, and possible losses greater than the Fund's initial investment as well as increased transaction costs. Foreign investing involves special risks such as currency fluctuations and political uncertainty.

  Managers

Cliff Asness

Managing & Founding Principal

Ph.D., M.B.A., University of Chicago

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

Michele L. Aghassi

Principal

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

B.S., Brown University

Andrea Frazzini

Principal

Ph.D., Yale University

M.S., London School of Economics

B.S., University of Rome III

John J. Huss

Principal

S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Laura Serban

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

  Fees & Minimums

Investment Minimums

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Individual Investors Not Available
Institutional Investors $100,000
Accounts Offered by Financial Advisors $50 million or $100 million aggregate investment across all series of the Trust

Reductions apply to certain eligibility groups. See “Investing With the AQR Funds” in the Fund’s prospectus.

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 1.10%
Distribution (12b-1) Fee None
Other Expenses  
     Dividends On Short Sales and/or Interest Expense 3.69%
     All Other Expenses 0.19%
Acquired Fund Fees 0.04%
Gross Expenses 5.02%
Less: Expense Reimbursements 0.09%
Net Expenses* 4.93%

Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses reflect the expenses incurred indirectly by the Fund as a result of the Fund's investments in underlying money market mutual funds, exchange-traded funds or other pooled investment vehicles.

* As stated in the prospectus, the Adviser has contractually agreed to reimburse operating expenses of the Fund in an amount sufficient to limit certain Specified Expenses in the table above at no more than 0.10% for Class R6 Shares at least through April 30, 2025. "Specified Expenses" for this purpose include all Fund operating expenses other than management fees and 12b-1 fees and exclude interest, taxes, dividends on short sales, borrowing costs, acquired fund fees and expenses, interest expense relating to short sales, expenses related to class action claims, contingent expenses related to tax reclaim receipts, reorganization expenses and extraordinary expenses. The Expense Limitation Agreement may be terminated with the consent of the Board of Trustees.

AQR Equity Market Neutral Fund: The Fund uses derivatives to manage its country and currency exposures. The use of derivatives exposes the Fund to additional risks including increased volatility, lack of liquidity, and possible losses greater than the Fund's initial investment as well as increased transaction costs. Foreign investing involves special risks such as currency fluctuations and political uncertainty.

Fund Adjusted Expense Ratio
Adjusted Expense Ratio** 1.24%

**Reflects the Net Expense Ratio adjusted for certain investment related expenses, such as interest expense from borrowing and repurchase agreements and dividend expenses from investments on short sales, incurred directly by the Fund, none of which are paid to the Advisor.

  Documents

Fund Literature

Fund Reporting

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:
Past performance is no guarantee of future results. An investment in the Funds involves risk, including loss of principal.
Foreign and Emerging Market investing involves special risks such as currency fluctuations and political uncertainty. Funds that emphasize investments in small and mid-cap companies generally will experience greater price volatility. The Adviser from time to time employs various hedging techniques, it is not possible to hedge fully or perfectly against any risk, and hedging entails its own costs.

This Fund is not suitable for all investors. An investor considering the Funds should be able to tolerate potentially wide price fluctuations. 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.  

An investment in the Fund is subject to risks, including the possibility that the value of the Fund’s 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.

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.

 

 

 

© 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 investingTo obtain a prospectus or summary 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.

Prior to October 18, 2021 the AQR Macro Opportunities Fund was known as the AQR Global Macro Fund.

The information provided herein (including any separate documents that may be accessed through this website) is not directed at any investor or category of investors and is provided solely as general information about our products and services and to otherwise provide general investment education. No information contained herein should be regarded as a suggestion to engage in or refrain from any investment-related course of action as none of AQR Capital Management, LLC (“AQR Capital”) nor any of its affiliates is undertaking to provide investment advice, act as an adviser to any plan or entity subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended, individual retirement account or individual retirement annuity, or give advice in a fiduciary capacity with respect to the materials presented herein. If you are an individual retirement investor, contact your financial advisor or other fiduciary unrelated to AQR about whether any given investment idea, strategy, product or service described herein may be appropriate for your circumstances.

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Past performance does not guarantee future results.
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