Distinguished Speaker Series: Leading the Firm through Volatile Markets - Daria Foster, Managing Partner of Lord Abbett
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Leading the Firm through Volatile Markets - Daria Foster, Managing Partner of Lord Abbett
The FWA's Distinguished Speakers Committee is privileged to offer an important and timely event: "Leading the Firm through Volatile Markets," with Daria Foster, Lord Abbett Managing Partner.
We hope that you can join this interactive discussion as Ms. Foster
describes what it's like to lead a private company in today's challenging environment.
is an independent, privately held investment management firm, with approximately $100 billion in assets under management.
It is one of the oldest money management firms in the United States, founded in 1929.
As the firm's ninth Managing Partner, Ms. Foster
is responsible for the global operations of the firm, including investment management, institutional investment services, private wealth, marketing, and relationship management, as well as operations, technology, and legal services.
Ms. Foster has nearly 30 years of financial services industry experience - more than half of which has been with Lord Abbett.
She joined the firm in 1990 as Director of Fixed-Income Marketing; she was named Partner in 1996.
accomplishments include expanding the firm's institutional business, from $2 billion to more than $35 billion in assets.
also has been instrumental in developing new investment products.
In 2005, she was named the Director of Global Client Services, and led the effort to combine and then integrate the retail and institutional investment services businesses.
In 2006, she
was selected as Director and President of Lord Abbett
Prior to joining Lord Abbett, Ms. Foster served as Vice President of Marketing for the Chemical Investment Group.
Earlier in her career, she was Vice President and Manager for the Irving Trust Co., Assistant Vice President of Marine Midland Bank, and Assistant Treasurer for Chase Manhattan Bank.
Ms. Foster serves on the board of the Urban Education Exchange, a nonprofit organization committed to creating a culture of academic excellence in urban elementary schools.
Ms. Foster received a BA from Gettysburg College.
This event is organized by the Distinguished Speakers Committee