People Moves

Former SAC, Jefferies HR head joins AQR


Margaret Belden now leads human resources for the 316-person firm.

  Cliff Asness (Photo: Bloomberg)
Fast growing AQR Capital Management recently hired Margaret Belden as its new global head of human resources.

Belden held similar positions at SAC Capital Advisors from 2004 through 2009 and at Jefferies from 2011 until recently before joining AQR in February. She was SAC's first head of HR and "developed compensation processes, improved recruiting results and closure on candidates, implemented a performance/business process, fostered a culture of fairness and results, coached executives, provided a sounding board for employees to raise ideas and issues," according to her