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

The Financial Engineering (FE) program at Claremont Graduate University (CGU) has recently appointed Ken Abbott as Senior Fellow. He is Chief Risk Officer and Managing Director for the Americas at Barclays, a major global financial services provides.

Mr. Abbott was recently Chief Operating Officer (COO) for all Firm Risk at Morgan Stanley. He joined Morgan Stanley in 2005 as a Risk Manager for the Prior to his role he was COO of Commodities, Rates, FX and Emerging Markets businesses, and became the COO for Market Risk in January 2008. He assumed the 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 New Jersey Scholars Program, the Harvard Club of New Jersey, the Rutgers Newark MQF program, CGU’s Financial Engineering Program, and the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey.

Mr. 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.  


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