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G. Scott Clemons, CFA Chief Investment Strategist, Private Wealth Management, Private Banking


Scott Clemons joined Brown Brothers Harriman in 1990 and has held a variety of investment roles at the firm over the past 27 years. His career began in international equities, where he was an analyst and portfolio manager of European and Asian equities, working out of the firm’s New York and London offices throughout the 1990s. In 2001, Mr. Clemons broadened his responsibilities into domestic equity management and research as well, and then from 2005 through 2010 managed the New York office of the firm’s Private Wealth Management business. In 2010, he was appointed Chief Investment Strategist and is today one of the firm’s primary writers and speakers on topics related to the economy, financial markets and investing.

Mr. Clemons is a frequent contributor to print and broadcast media, appearing frequently in the pages of The Wall Street Journal and Barrons, as well as on CNBC and Bloomberg TV. He is a CFA charterholder and a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts and the CFA Institute. Outside of his professional interests, Mr. Clemons serves as the president of the Grolier Club in New York City and as a board member of the Research Corporation for Science Advancement, the oldest foundation in the United States dedicated to basic scientific research. He is also a director of the Journal of the History of Ideas. Born and raised in Florida, he graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with an A.B. in classics. Mr. Clemons lives in Manhattan with his wife Karyn, a music teacher at the Brearley School. They are proud parents of young twins.


Market Commentary - 71 files

The Implications of Tax Reform February 2018

In the feature article of this issue of InvestorView, Chief Investment Strategist Scott Clemons discusses the implications of tax reform for the economy and financial markets.

Strategy Insight: The Market Stands Corrected February 2018

BBH Chief Investment Strategist Scott Clemons comments on the recent market correction, discussing the reasons behind the decline. He notes that while wages, inflation, monetary policy and corporate earnings will likely introduce more ...

InvestorView Q1 2018 with Scott Clemons January 2018

Chief Investment Strategist Scott Clemons provides a preview of the feature article in our first quarter issue of InvestorView, which focuses on the implications of the new tax code and what it means for corporations, individuals, the economy ...

Scott Clemons on CNBC’s ‘Squawk Alley’ January 2018

Chief Investment Strategist Scott Clemons spoke with CNBC’s “Squawk Alley” about the probability of a market downturn and the impact of new trade tariffs on the market.

Strategy Insight: A Shutdown Primer January 2018

Following the shutdown of the federal government last week, Chief Investment Strategist Scott Clemons provides an overview of what it means and discusses how shutdowns have historically affected markets. In addition, he comments on the debt ...

Scott Clemons on CNBC TV’s ‘Worldwide Exchange’ December 2017

Chief Investment Strategist Scott Clemons spoke with CNBC TV’s “Worldwide Exchange” about his expectation for the bull market to continue, noting the influence of positive fundamentals on strong performance.

Scott Clemons on CNBC’s ‘Street Signs’ November 2017

Chief Investment Strategist Scott Clemons spoke with CNBC’s “Street Signs” about GE’s recent dividend cut, noting that he believes it was a one-off among blue-chip shares. In addition, he comments on the contribution of corporate earnings to ...

Scott Clemons on CNBC’s ‘Squawk Box’ October 2017

Chief Investment Strategist Scott Clemons spoke with CNBC’s “Squawk Box” about continued strong corporate earnings. He comments on his expectations for the market’s future, noting that if fundamentals remain solid, investors can expect it to ...