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AQR’s Asness building gigantic mansion in Greenwich, Conn.

February 15, 2012   Rob Copeland

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Founder of $12.1 billion firm midway through construction of 25,900 square foot home.

 
  Cliff Asness

Greenwich, Conn. is no stranger to the dreams of the hedge fund elite. But even in the tony town that houses Paul Tudor Jones II’s famous homage to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, Cliff Asness is attracting attention for his construction plans.

The famous founder of quant shop AQR Capital Management is building a 25,900-square-foot house in Greenwich’s fabled backcountry, the Wall Street Journal reported recently citing town permits and records. The home will reportedly boast an indoor swimming pool and tennis court and is designed by Hobbs, Inc., a firm in nearby New Canaan. A photo taken by the paper shows the exterior of the Colonial-style mansion mostly complete and surrounded by dozens of construction trucks.

The décor in Asness’ office includes "foot-high plastic models of comic book heroes like Captain America and Spider-Man," Fortune has reported, but in a picture from that article Asness is seen in a home library surrounded by dark wooden furniture and seated in a Queen Anne-style leather armchair next to a bust of Winston Churchill.


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