Mr. Toner is responsible for the overall investment and risk 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 research and selection, and capital market insights created by Verus are directed at real problems that our clients face and are implementable in client portfolios. Mr. Toner is responsible for the final determination of the firm’s overall investment positioning. He is also a member of the Verus management committee, investment management committees, and is a shareholder of the firm.
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 charterholder (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. He is a former board member at the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, where he co-chaired the finance & audit committee. Mr. Toner was formerly a trustee of the Charles Wright Academy and former chair of the endowment committee. He has been happily married to his wife, Heather, for over 25 years, and is the proud father of two children.