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Mr. Chris Abbruzzesse

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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, 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.