J. Cooper Abbott, CFA, CAIA, CFE

Chairman and President

J. Cooper Abbott, CFA, CAIA, CFE

Cooper Abbott is chairman and president of Carillon Tower Advisers, a global multi-boutique, multi-channel asset manager. He is responsible for development and execution of strategy, organic/acquisitive growth and the cultivation of firm-wide culture focused on client-investment outcomes. Cooper has held a range of executive asset-management roles spanning infrastructure, risk, sales and investments. Previous experience includes private-equity investing, project finance and complex environmental-design projects. His insights on various investment related topics have appeared in a range of publications and broadcast outlets, including CNBC, WSJ, Institutional Investor, Fox Business and others.

Cooper earned a B.A. with highest honors from Brown University and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business (University of Pennsylvania). He is also a member of Phi Beta Kappa, a Fulbright Fellowship recipient, and is a CFA charter holder as well as the Chartered Alternative Investments Analyst designation.