Katharine Wyatt, CFA is the Director of Investments for Abbott Laboratories investment portfolios which include over $13 billion in Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution assets. Katharine’s responsibilities include oversight of investments, including selection, due diligence and monitoring of external money managers and implementation of investment strategies in both public and private markets. She is also responsible for ongoing management of portfolio operations, including interfacing with custodian, consultant, outside counsel & other external relationships. Prior to joining Abbott, she was a research analyst at a multi-family investment office, responsible for manager research for hedge fund and private equity investments. Katharine holds both an MS and a BA in Finance, Investment and Banking from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and was part of the Applied Security Analysis Program during her graduate studies. Katharine is a CFA charterholder.