Faculty Affiliated with the Claremont Colleges
Ken Abbott
Ken Abbott
BA in Economics, Harvard University
MA in Economics, New York University
MS in Statistics and Operations Research, New York University's Stern School of Business


Professional Biography

Ken Abbott is a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley and the COO of Firm Risk Management. He is also Chief Risk Officer for the Firm's Investment Management Division as well as for several of its primary legal entities. Mr. Abbott joined the Firm in December 2005 as the Risk Manager for the Commodities, Rates, FX and Emerging Markets businesses, and became the COO for Market Risk in January 2008. He assumed his current role of Chief Operating Officer for all of Firm Risk in May 2011.

Mr. 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. Mr. Abbott currently sits on the Boards of the NJ Scholars Program, the Harvard Club of NJ, the Rutgers Newark MQF program, Claremont Graduate University's Financial Engineering Program, and the Shakespeare Theatre of NJ.

In the summer of 2007, he assumed the position of Adjunct Professor of Marketing at the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management at the Claremont Graduate University where he will teach an MBA course on entertainment marketing.  


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