Fortune provides some background for us on who Cliff Asness is and why we should listen to his opinion. From the article, Cliff Asness: A Hedge Fund Genius Goes Retail:
"Even among hedge fund brainiacs, Cliff Asness qualifies as a high achiever. In just 13 years Asness has built his firm, AQR Capital, into one of the industry's half-dozen biggest players, with $42 billion in assets under management. Leading a team of 29 Ph.D.s at AQR's elegant offices in Greenwich, Conn., he runs the equivalent of an ultra-advanced research lab for financial products. Asness, 45, is a Ph.D. himself who narrowly chose managing money over a professorship and remains influential in academic circles. That's the elixir for his success."
Below is a two-part interview with him recently completed: