AQR Diversifying Strategies Fund

  • daily nav $12.44
  • change $-0.04
  • daily return -0.32%
  • inception date 6/8/2020
  • AUM $473MM

As of December 01, 2023

  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 Allocations


Annualized Total Returns

As of November 30, 2023

MTD YTD 1YR 3YR Since Inception 6/8/2020 Gross Expense Ratio Net Expense Ratio*
AQR Diversifying Strategies Fund 0.73% 9.00% 9.21% 12.52% 11.37% 1.79% 1.72%
ICE BofAML US 3M T-Bill 0.45% 4.53% 4.91% 2.00% 1.74%
AQR Diversifying Strategies Fund ICE BofAML US 3M T-Bill
MTD 0.73% 0.45%
YTD 9.00% 4.53%
1YR 9.21% 4.91%
3YR 12.52% 2.00%
Since Inception 6/8/2020 11.37% 1.74%
Gross Expense Ratio 1.79%
Net Expense Ratio* 1.72%

As of September 29, 2023

QTD YTD 1YR 3YR Since Inception 6/8/2020 Gross Expense Ratio Net Expense Ratio*
AQR Diversifying Strategies Fund 6.19% 9.34% 14.19% 12.60% 12.08% 1.79% 1.72%
ICE BofAML US 3M T-Bill 1.31% 3.60% 4.47% 1.70% 1.56%
AQR Diversifying Strategies Fund ICE BofAML US 3M T-Bill
QTD 6.19% 1.31%
YTD 9.34% 3.60%
1YR 14.19% 4.47%
3YR 12.60% 1.70%
Since Inception 6/8/2020 12.08% 1.56%
Gross Expense Ratio 1.79%
Net Expense Ratio* 1.72%

John M. Liew

Founding Principal

  • 30 years of experience
  • 25 years at AQR

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

B.A., University of Chicago

Jordan Brooks


  • 15 years of experience
  • 15 years at AQR

Ph.D., M.A., New York University

B.A., Boston College

Andrea Frazzini


  • 18 years of experience
  • 15 years at AQR

Ph.D., Yale University

M.S., London School of Economics

B.S., University of Rome III

John J. Huss


  • 19 years of experience
  • 13 years at AQR

S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Bryan T. Kelly

  • 15 years of experience
  • 5 years at AQR

A.B., University of Chicago

M.A., University of California - San Diego

Ph.D., New York University

Yao Hua Ooi


  • 19 years of experience
  • 19 years at AQR

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

  Fees & Minimums

Investment Minimums

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Individual Investors $2,500
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 0.25%
Other Expenses  
     Dividends On Short Sales and/or Interest Expense None
     All Other Expenses 0.27%
Acquired Fund Fees 1.27%
Gross Expenses 1.79%
Less: Fee Waivers and/or Expense Reimbursements 0.07%
Net Expenses* 1.72%
Fund Adjusted Expense Ratio
Adjusted Expense Ratio** 1.54%

Fund Literature

Fund Reporting

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.


© 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.

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