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Chris Abbruzzese
Chief Investment Officer/Advisor
Chris brings extensive experience in risk management, investment and operational due diligence, portfolio construction, investment strategy and capital markets transactions. Prior to co-founding Rain Capital, Chris was Director of Research and Analytics and Director of Alternative Investments at Arnerich Massena, Inc. In his roles, he provided management and oversight of the analytics group and had primary responsibility for sourcing new investment managers. In addition, Chris was responsible for the strategic direction of the firm’s research efforts and investment strategy and also chaired the firm's Investment Committee.

Previously, Chris was Executive Director at JP Morgan, serving as a risk manager in the firm's Global Prime Services division. He also served as Managing Director Principal at Bear Stearns & Co, where he held various positions in the firm’s Global Credit and Global Clearing Services Risk Control departments. In 1995, he started Bear Stearns' Sovereign Risk Control unit.

Chris is a frequent speaker on issues of investment strategy, risk management, and due diligence practices.

Chris is an appointed, non-compensated public member of the Advisory Board for the City of Portland’s Investment Advisory Committee, a committee that advises the City on investment policies and practices. Chris also enjoys teaching financial literacy to 5th graders in Portland Public Schools.

  • Arnerich Massena – Director
    Research and Analytics

  • JP Morgan & Co. – Executive Director
    Global Prime Services Risk Control

  • Bear, Stearns & Co. – Managing Director, Principal
    Global Clearing Services Risk Control

  • M.I.A., International Finance,
    Columbia University

  • B.A., International Affairs,
    Lewis and Clark College