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Christopher Van Buren

Christopher (Chris) Van Buren, CFA, is Principal and Chief Risk Officer at Edward Jones, a broker-dealer and investment adviser company. In this role, he is responsible for building and managing an enterprise-level capability to maximize opportunities through the identification, assessment, and management of risk. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder, a former president of the Global Association of Risk Professionals’ Buy Side Risk Managers’ Forum and a former member of the North American CRO Council. He has 40 years of experience in enterprise risk management, asset management, quantitative research, and engineering via senior roles in New York and London at Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers, The Rockefeller Foundation, UBS, and TIAA.

As an active member of his community, he serves on the Board of Trustees of the Princeton Public Library and on the Board of the Princeton-Blairstown Center. He holds a B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science from Princeton University, and an M.E. in Electrical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology. He joined the Board of the Fund for New Jersey in 2023.