Ms. Watson is primarily responsible for supporting the firm’s manager research efforts. As a member of the manager research group, she conducts research, analysis and evaluation of investment managers across traditional asset classes.
Prior to joining Verus, Ms. Watson spent 8 years at Russell Investments. Most recently, she worked as a research analyst on the global equity team where she was responsible for evaluating investment strategies to identify those which were likely to generate returns in excess of the relevant market indices and peer groups. Prior to joining the global equities team, Ms. Watson was a senior portfolio analyst on the overlay services team where she supported portfolio management in implementing customized overlay assignments including cash securitization, synthetic rebalancing, liquidity management, portable alpha and completion funds.
Ms. Watson graduated cum laude from Xavier University of LA with a bachelor of science (BS) in physics. She also has a master of science degree (MS) in finance from Seattle University and is a CFA charter holder (Chartered Financial Analyst).