Marco Hanig, PhD

Managing and Founding Principal, Chief Executive Officer

As chief executive officer, Marco sets the firm’s strategic direction, including establishing the investment policy for its funds and leading the Investment Policy Committee. Marco also serves as the co-portfolio manager of the AFA Multi-Manager Credit Fund.

Prior to co-founding Alternative Fund Advisors with Mike Jancosek, Marco was a principal of AQR Capital Management, where he started the firm’s mutual funds business in 2008. At various times, he served as president, CEO, and trustee of the AQR Funds, and as CEO of AQR Investments, AQR’s affiliated broker-dealer. Prior to AQR, he was a principal at William Blair & Company, where he served as president of the William Blair Funds and COO of the Investment Management Department. He began his career as a strategy consultant with Bain & Company. 

Marco received a PhD in economics from MIT and a BA in mathematics from the University of Chicago. He has served on the Board of Governors of the Investment Company Institute and on the boards of several other industry and charitable organizations. 

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