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EMBA and MiF students receive AQR Scholar Award 2016

By Lauren French

AQR Scholar Awards identify future asset management industry talent.

LBS students Charles Boissé and Stefano Filippi received the AQR Scholar Award at the Masters in Finance Final Dinner, held at Madame Tussauds on Tuesday 12 July, while Paolo Pio from the EMBA programme received the AQR Scholar Award during the Capstone event on Wednesday 13 July.

The awards, which recognise outstanding academic performance and include a prize of £10,000, were presented by Stephen Schaefer, Professor of Finance, Deputy Dean (Faculty) and Academic Director, AQR Asset Management Institute at London Business School and Scott Richardson, Managing Director, AQR Capital Management and Professor of Management Practice in Accounting, London Business School.

Stephen Schaefer said: “We are delighted to present three students with the AQR Scholar Award. As well as achieving excellent academic performance, they have all contributed significantly to the London Business School community through their involvement in student club activities, demonstrating strong leadership potential, as well as commitment to the asset management industry.”



Runners up Fabricio Chala and Ashish Sahay, both Masters in Finance students, were also recognised at the Final Dinner.

All five students will graduate from London Business School in summer 2016. You can read their bios here.

The AQR Scholar Award for the 2016 MBA programme was presented in March of this year to Andrea Turrini.

Read more here.

The AQR Scholar Awards are one of a series of prizes awarded by the AQR Asset Management Institute to advance excellence in asset management among students and young researchers.