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Wealth Management EDGE
June 9 - 12, 2025
The Boca Raton ResortBoca Raton, FL

Alec Crawford
Founder & CEO at Artificial Intelligence Risk, Inc.


Alec Crawford is the Founder and CEO of Artificial Intelligence Risk, Inc (July, 2023). AI Risk, Inc. is a leader in AI safety, security, and compliance. The company created the first AI governance, risk, compliance and cybersecurity management software platform (AI GRCC), a new category of software. Their customers range from small businesses to large financial institutions.

Alec is an AI and risk management thought leader, writing his weekly publication, STAY Sustainable, and diving deep into sustainability, technology, artificial intelligence, and other related topics, and also hosts a related podcast interviewing high profile guests in these areas. He is a frequent conference chair and speaker.

Previously, Alec was a Partner and Chief Investment Risk Officer at Lord, Abbett & Co. LLC. He was responsible for identifying and managing risk in all the firm’s portfolios and served as a member of the investment leadership team, the strategic allocation committee, and was a charter member of the ESG committee. He also led the advanced technology initiative for Investments. He joined Lord Abbett in 2012, was named Partner in 2013, and retired in 2022. He is currently a Limited Partner of Lord Abbett.

Alec has worked in the financial services industry since 1988, including as Managing Director and Global Head of Risk at Ziff Brothers Investments, as well as roles at Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, among others. He received a B.A. in Computer Science from Harvard College, with a senior thesis focused on artificial intelligence.

Alec enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, often playing golf, fishing or hiking in the mountains.

Agenda Sessions

  • Navigating the AI-driven Future of Wealth Management