Chip Stevens joined Aflac in June 2012 as acting managing director; global head of trading for the Aflac Global Investments Division. In February 2014, his role expanded to global head of macro investment strategy, portfolio solutions and trading. Most recently in May of 2014 he is also serving as acting chief investment officer for Aflac Japan. He is responsible for leading research efforts around developing macro market views, all trading and hedging related activity, as well as overseeing all investment activity for Aflac Japan. Chip has more than 22 years of investment experience in a variety of investment roles prior to joining Aflac, including serving as managing director, head of fixed income trading for the Americas for BlackRock Investment Management in both New York and San Francisco. Prior to BlackRock, he ran several credit and derivative trading businesses as a managing director for Deutsche Bank. Earlier in his career, he ran credit derivatives trading for Merrill Lynch in London and for Citigroup in New York. Chip began his career at Salomon Brothers in 1992. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Cornell University and a master’s degree in business administration from Duke University, and sits on several private company and non-profit boards in the greater New York area.