John Howard
Principal
John is AQR’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. In those roles, he oversees much of the firm’s infrastructure functions. Earlier in his career, John was Chief Financial Officer of the global asset management firm AllianceBernstein, and before that he held various senior financial positions at Knight Capital Group, including group controller and chief financial officer of Knight Equity Markets International Ltd. based in London; he ultimately was CFO of the entire firm. John began his career at Price Waterhouse, rising to become a senior manager in the securities industry practice. He is a C.P.A. and received his B.S. in accounting from Lehigh University.