Abby is president of the Global Markets Institute and senior investment strategist. She serves on the firm’s US Retirement Investment Committee and has served on the Partnership Committee. Abby joined Goldman Sachs in 1990 and was named partner in 1998. Prior to joining the firm, Abby specialized in quantitative strategy and economics at other major financial firms. She began her career as an economist at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, DC.
Abby’s outside activities focus on education and public policy. She serves on the White House-appointed Innovation Advisory Board for economic competitiveness. Abby is the chair of the Board of Trustees of the Jewish Theological Seminary. She serves as a presidential councillor at Cornell University and on the boards of the Weill Cornell Medical College, the Brookings Institution and The Economic Club of New York. Abby is a former board chair of the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute, from which she received the Distinguished Service Award. She is an advisor to the investment committees of Cornell University and Major League Baseball. Abby is on the national board of the Smithsonian Institution and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She is a frequent guest lecturer at several universities and graduate schools of business.
Abby earned degrees in economics from Cornell University and The George Washington University. She has received three honorary doctorates, including one in engineering. Abby has been recognized as a leader in US portfolio strategy for two decades and was previously ranked No. 1 by Institutional Investor magazine and Greenwich Associates. Her career is the subject of a Harvard Business School case study and a BusinessWeek cover story. Abby has been honored by many groups, including the Financial Women’s Association, New York Stock Exchange and leading financial publications.
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