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

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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 - 67 files

Strategy Monthly: Another Day Older and Deeper in Debt May 2017

In the May Strategy Monthly, Chief Investment Strategist Scott Clemons discusses the rebound in U.S. household debt to a new all-time high. While this may spark concerns, Clemons puts overall household debt levels into a broader context, noting ...

Scott Clemons on ‘TheStreet’ May 2017

Chief Investment Strategist Scott Clemons spoke with “TheStreet” about what to expect from OPEC’s meeting this week. He notes that while OPEC will likely extend last year’s production cuts, it won’t be enough to lift oil prices.

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

Chief Investment Strategist Scott Clemons spoke with CNBC’s “Squawk Box” about the narrowly led market, discussing both the bad and good. He comments on the fact that such environments are fragile, but also notes that there are still plenty of ...

Scott Clemons on ‘TheStreet’ May 2017

Chief Investment Strategist Scott Clemons spoke with “TheStreet” about what to watch during the Federal Reserve’s May meeting. With the probability of a rate hike this month low, he notes that the market should be more focused on the Fed’s ...

InvestorView Q2 2017 with Scott Clemons April 2017

Chief Investment Strategist Scott Clemons provides a preview of the feature article in our second quarter issue of InvestorView: BBH’s sell criteria and how we evaluate the performance of our managers.

Strategy Insight: An Update on Brexit – Alea Jacta Est April 2017

Following the invocation of Article 50, Chief Investment Strategist Scott Clemons comments on what’s to come for the United Kingdom, including the focus of upcoming negotiations and the reaction of financial markets.

Strategy Monthly: A Return to Normalcy March 2017

In the March Strategy Monthly, Chief Investment Strategist Scott Clemons discusses the Federal Reserve’s recent interest rate hike and what it indicates about economic activity. However, while economic growth and market activity are positive, he ...

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

Chief Investment Strategist Scott Clemons spoke with CNBC’s “Squawk Box” about today’s jobs report. During the conversation, he weighed in on the report’s implications for the Federal Reserve and the markets.

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

Chief Investment Strategist Scott Clemons spoke with CNBC’s “Squawk Box” as the Dow continues to climb. He discusses how improved economic activity and a rebound in corporate earnings combined with potentially stimulative policies are the factors ...

Scott Clemons on CNBC’s ‘Power Lunch’ February 2017

Chief Investment Strategist Scott Clemons spoke with CNBC’s “Power Lunch” about the markets as they rally based on political hope. He stresses the importance of paying attention to the big picture – not headlines – and comments on the effects of ...