Todd Pulvino, Ph.D.
Co-founder and Principal, CNH
Todd 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, Todd was a tenured associate professor of finance at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, where his research focused on the risks and returns in event arbitrage. Earlier, he was a consultant at two fund-of-fund firms, Collins Associates and Grosvenor Capital Management, and a visiting professor at Harvard Business School. He began his career as an aerospace engineer. He has published in finance journals, winning two Smith-Breeden awards for his research, and teaches at the Kellogg School. Todd earned a Ph.D. and A.M. in business economics at Harvard University, an M.S. in mechanical engineering at the California Institute of Technology, and a B.Sc., in the same field at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.