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Prof. Ken Abbott retiring from Wall Street to join academia

I have the honor of knowing @Ken Abbott through his valuable contribution to our QuantNet community and met with him through various occasions many years ago. I know that many generations of MFE students from various programs got to know him as well. His posts have inspired and educated many of us here.
He recently announced his retirement on his LinkedIn account. I do hope that you all join me in congratulating on his long and successful Wall Street career. Below is his announcement on LinkedIn.
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I am retiring from Wall Street after 35 years to pursue a second career in academia. I also hope to resume my peripatetic musical career, which was necessarily put on hold by the demands of my current position. Barclays will soon announce my retirement as well as the appointment of my successor.

In August, I will take up a position at Baruch College, which is part of the City University of New York. There, I will teach finance courses and work on development of undergraduate, graduate, and executive education programs. To the extent Baruch permits, I will also be adjunct faculty at Claremont Graduate University in California, where I currently hold a fellowship, and NYU, where I have been teaching since 2004.

I’m grateful to Barclays for being supportive of my career change. I look forward to my next chapter.
 
Ken is one of the best things to happen to Risk and MFE programs in general. Just a great and insightful guy with loads of experience. Baruch is lucky.
 
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