Chris Hogbin is Head of Equities for AB. In this broad leadership role, he is responsible for overseeing AB’s portfolio management and research activities relating to all equity investment portfolios. Hogbin is also a member of the firm’s Operating Committee. He joined AB’s institutional research business in 2005 as a senior analyst covering the European food retail sector. In 2010, Hogbin was named to Institutional Investor’s All-Europe Research Team and was ranked as the #1 analyst in his sector in both 2011 and 2012. He became European director of research for Sell Side in 2012 and was given additional responsibility for Asian research in 2016. In 2018, Hogbin was appointed COO of Equities for AB. Prior to joining the firm, he worked as a strategy consultant for the Boston Consulting Group in London, San Francisco and Shanghai, where he was responsible for the execution of critical business-improvement initiatives for clients in the financial-services and consumer sectors. Hogbin holds an MA in economics from the University of Cambridge and an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School.