Mark L. Mitchell, Ph.D.
Co-founder and Principal, CNH
Mark is a co-founder and principal at CNH Partners, the arbitrage affiliate of AQR that trades merger arbitrage, convertible arbitrage and other strategies related to corporate events. Prior to CNH, he was a finance professor at Harvard University and the University of Chicago. In the late 1980s, he worked in the Office of the Chief Economist at the Securities and Exchange Commission, where he wrote several research papers on mergers and acquisitions. Mark publishes frequently and has won four paper-of-the-year awards from research journals: a Smith Breeden Prize, a Merton Miller Prize, a Graham and Dodd Scroll and a Roger F. Murray Prize. Mark also received five teaching awards at the University of Chicago. He joined the board of directors at TD-Ameritrade in 1996 and currently chairs the risk committee. Mark earned a B.B.A. in economics from the University of Louisiana at Monroe, and an M.A. in economics and a Ph.D. in applied economics from Clemson University.