Jeffrey Scott


Mr. Jeffrey Scott, CFA

Mr. Jeffrey Scott, CFA

Chief Investment Officer

Mr. Scott joined Verus in 2011. He is head of Verus Investors, LLC, the firm’s discretionary asset management division, serves on the Verus management committee, and is a member of the investment committee.

Mr. Scott previously held the position of chief investment officer for the Alaska Permanent Fund’s $40 billion investment portfolio, where he led the Fund in adopting a risk‐factor approach to asset allocation, along with the development of risk‐based investment policy. For this work, Alaska was awarded the aiCIO Industry Innovation Award for 2010, and Institutional Investor magazine recognized Mr. Scott with the 2011 Outstanding Industry Contribution Award for the Hedge Fund Industry.

As assistant treasurer at Microsoft Corporation, Mr. Scott’s management responsibilities included $80 billion global investment portfolio, $10 billion foreign exchange hedging program, and $60 billion capital distribution plan. His 30+ person team developed an extensive array of asset allocation and risk management models to set the strategic and tactical investment and hedging strategies, producing $7 billion in added value.

Mr. Scott has 25 years of investment experience and is a frequently requested speaker on topics such as strategic asset allocation, risk management, and governance. He holds a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) from Central Michigan University and a bachelor of Science (BS) in finance from the University of Idaho. He is a CFA charter holder (Chartered Financial Analyst), was a member of the Long Term Investor Council of the World Economic Forum for the year 2012, and a 2011‐2012 visiting scholar at Stanford University’s Collaboratory for Research on Global Projects.