FAJ'S best of the year

Chernoff, Joel
April 2004
Pensions & Investments;4/19/2004, Vol. 32 Issue 8, p8
Clifford S. Asness co-wrote an article disproving the thesis that low payout ratios equal high growth. The study won the prestigious 2003 Graham & Dodd Award for best article published in the Financial Analysts Journal (FAJ) last year. Mr. Asness, always quick to burst someone's balloon, is the founder and managing principal of AQR Capital Management LLC, a New York-based hedge fund manager. Co-written with Robert D. Arnott, who exempted himself from eligibility since ascending to the editorship of the FAJ in January 2003, the paper shatters mantras of high-tech prophets who say companies that hold onto their cash produce higher growth rates.


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