Mr. Toner is responsible for the overall investment output at Verus, for both discretionary and non-discretionary clients. His particular focus is on ensuring that the entire investment resources of the firm are applied in the most effective way for each client, and that the asset allocation, portfolio construction, manager selection and capital market insights created by Verus are both directed at real problems that our clients face, and are implementable in client portfolios.
Mr. Toner is a member of both the investment committee and the alternative investment committee, and is responsible for the final determination of the firm’s overall investment positioning. He is responsible for the portfolio management team, strategic research team, and both the public and private markets teams. He is also a member of the Verus management committee.
He joined Verus in 2013 from Russell Investments, where he was most recently Director, Capital Markets Research, with particular responsibility for research and marketing across the trading floor businesses of Russell globally. Before Russell Investments he was an executive director at UBS Investment Bank in London, and a vice president at both Schroder Salomon Smith Barney and InterSec Research Corp. Earlier in his career he worked on the sell-side of the institutional markets in London, covering European equity markets.
Mr. Toner has a degree in Law from the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom and is a CFA charter holder (Chartered Financial Analyst). He is a regular author and speaker on a range of investment topics. He is a member of the Audit / Finance Committee of The Medina Foundation in Seattle. He is also a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Seattle. Mr. Toner is a trustee of Charles Wright Academy, an independent co-educational school based in University Place, WA, where he also sits on the finance and endowment committees. He is also a board member at the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, where he co-chairs the finance & audit committee. He has been happily married to his wife, Heather, for nearly 25 years, and is the proud father of two children.