Ken Abbott recently retired from the position as America’s Chief Risk Officer at Barclays. Bank. Before that, he was Chief Operating Officer (COO) for all Firm Risk at Morgan Stanley where he worked for over nine years. There he covered Commodities, Rates, FX, Retail and Emerging Markets businesses, and was CRO for Morgan Stanley’s buy-side activity.
Ken Abbott spent 14 years at Bankers Trust in a number of trading, research and risk management roles. He also spent over 5 years at Bank of America in several senior Market Risk Management roles. He currently sits on the Boards of the New Jersey Scholars Program, the Harvard Club of New Jersey, and CGU’s Financial Engineering Program, where he has recently been appointed as a Senior Fellow.
Ken Abbott has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Harvard University; a Master of Arts in Economics and Master of Science in Statistics and Operations Research from New York University. He is an avid musician, playing clarinet, saxophone, oboe, English horn, and tuba.