Abby Joseph Cohen to speak at Fairfield University


Abby Joseph Cohen, known in the business world as one of Wall Street's most respected and influential stock analysts, will speak on "Wall Street: Where Do We Go From Here?" at Fairfield University on Tuesday, Nov. 23, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the event in the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts are $15 and are available at the box office, (203) 254-4010.

Managing director and chair of the Investment Policy Committee of Goldman, Sachs & Co., Ms. Cohen is responsible for the firm's U.S. portfolio strategy. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs in 1990, where she is a full partner, Ms. Cohen was with Drexel Burnham Lambert for seven years, serving as chief strategist in the last two years of her tenure. Earlier, she was economist and quantitative research director for T. Rowe Price Associates. Ms. Cohen began her career as an economist at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C.

Ms. Cohen holds degrees in economics from Cornell and George Washington Universities. She is a trustee fellow of Cornell University and serves on the board of overseers of the Cornell Medical College. She recently served as chair of the board of governors of the Association for Management and Research and as chair of the board of trustees of the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts. She is a member of the Investment Committee of the Museum of Modern Art.

Ms. Cohen has made numerous television appearances and is frequently quoted in the financial press. A 1997 inductee into the Wall $treet Week Hall of Fame, she is ranked first in U.S. Portfolio Strategy by Institutional Investor Magazine and by Greenwich Associates.

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Media Contact: Nancy Habetz, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647, nhabetz@fairfield.edu

Posted on November 12, 1999

Vol. 32, No. 117