Mr. Akers’ primary responsibilities at Verus include constructing and managing discretionary portfolios, performing research and analysis, and working as part of the investment team on the strategy and process for the firm. He is a key contributor to the creation of capital market research and content, including short and intermediate term capital market views.
Mr. Akers began his career with Verus as a performance analyst, later promoted to senior strategic research analyst, where he primarily focused on supporting and generating the toolkits used for asset allocation decisions, producing and maintaining the firm’s capital market assumption forecasts, delivering capital markets research to answer relevant investment questions, and providing quantitative support for research projects.
Prior to joining Verus in 2015, he worked for The Vanguard Group as a client support specialist.
Mr. Akers graduated summa cum laude from Washington State University with a bachelor of arts (BA) degree in finance and a minor in economics. He also is a CFA charterholder (Chartered Financial Analyst).