Brian Abrams, CFA
Brian S. Abrams is the Director of Alternative Investments for the Alcatel-Lucent’s Pension Fund where he is responsible for developing and implementing the investment strategies for the fund’s global private equity, real estate and natural resources portfolios. Prior to joining Alcatel-Lucent, Mr. Abrams was the Director of Alternative Investments for FINRA’s Investments Office where he oversaw the global private equity, real estate and hedge fund portfolios. Before FINRA, Mr. Abrams was a Manager for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute where he helped manage the private equity and real estate portfolios. Prior to joining Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Mr. Abrams was the Real Estate Portfolio Manager where he oversaw the real estate program for the DuPont Pension Fund. Mr. Abrams holds a CFA, has an M.B.A. in Finance from George Washington University and a B.S. from Syracuse University. Mr. Abrams has been a member of the Board of Editors of the Institutional Real Estate Letter, the Urban Land Institute, NAREIT, and Association of Investment Management Research.