Alain De Coster
Managing Member & Portfolio Manager
Alain De Coster is a managing member and portfolio manager at ABS. Before co-founding ABS, Mr. De Coster was Managing Director and head of Credit Suisse Asset Management’s (CSAM) Alternative Investments Group. Mr. De Coster joined CSAM in 1998 as a result of Credit Suisse Group’s acquisition of Banco de Investimentos Garantia, a Brazilian investment bank. Mr. De Coster originated the Alternative Asset Management Group at Garantia in 1994, when he formulated and implemented the investment strategies for the Garantia Fund of Funds. Before joining Garantia in 1992, he was co-responsible for the treasury activities of Société Générale de Belgique. From 1986 to 1989, Mr. De Coster had several financial responsibilities at Dow Chemical Co., culminating as manager of all foreign exchange operations at the corporate headquarters. From 1984 to 1986, he was a corporate foreign exchange dealer at Continental Illinois. Mr. De Coster started his career in 1982 at Credit Général in Belgium and was responsible for the domestic treasury of the Bank. Mr. De Coster holds a Licentiate’s degree in Economics from the Institut Catholique des Hautes Etudes Commerciales, Brussels, Belgium.