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Erik Vynckier was co-opted to the Board of Foresters Friendly Society in 2016. He was previously Chief Investment Officer at Alliance Bernstein responsible for asset management solutions to support the investment, capital management and product development of insurers. Before, Erik managed with-profits and annuity funds at Scottish Widows Investment Partnership, improving risk/return with novel assets and derivatives overlays. Earlier, he managed the Group Risk Hub of Standard Life, hedging equity, interest rate and currency risks of with-profits and variable annuities.
Before that, Erik worked at investment banks Credit Suisse First Boston and HSBC, in equity program trading, quantitative development and pension fund and insurance asset-liability management. Prior to his MBA, Erik held R&D, production and strategy positions in the petrochemical industry in France, Belgium, Germany, the US and the UK. He has also founded and served as board member of www.hpcfinance.eu and www.bigdatafinance.eu, the European initiatives on high performance computing and big data analytics in Finance. Erik graduated as Chemical Engineer at Universiteit Gent (Belgium) and completed his MBA at London Business School in 2000.