Ellen Cooper

Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer, Head of Risk and Annuity Solutions


Ellen Cooper is executive vice president, chief investment officer and head of risk and annuity solutions for Lincoln Financial Group and is a member of the company’s Senior Management Committee.

Cooper is responsible for setting, implementing and providing strategic oversight and management of Lincoln’s investment strategy. Additionally, she is responsible for the oversight of Lincoln’s enterprise risk management. She assumed oversight responsibility for the company’s market-leading Annuity Solutions business in March of 2021.

Cooper serves as the primary investment officer on all investment related matters to the Board of Directors and senior management team.

Cooper joined Lincoln Financial in 2012 from Goldman Sachs Asset Management, where she served as managing director and global head of the insurance strategy. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Cooper was the chief risk officer for AEGON Americas. She has also served in insurance consulting roles at Ernst & Young, LLP and Towers Perrin.

Cooper holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Actuarial Science from Temple University, as well as CERA, CFA and FSA designations.