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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. 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. 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 - 58 files

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 ...

The Economy and Markets in the Time of Trump Q1 2017 January 2017

In the feature article of this issue of InvestorView, Chief Investment Strategist Scott Clemons examines upcoming changes in political policy. He looks at the economy and markets in the time of a Trump presidency, zeroing in on the effects of ...

InvestorView Q1 2017 with Scott Clemons January 2017

Scott Clemons provides a preview of the feature article in our first quarter issue of InvestorView: the implications of the policies on which the Trump administration chooses to focus. He comments on which areas of focus may have a near-term ...

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

Chief Investment Strategist Scott Clemons spoke with CNBC’s "Power Lunch" about his market outlook for 2017. He notes that while he believes it will be a volatile year, investors will still likely make money. In addition, Clemons characterizes ...

Strategy Monthly: ’Tis the Season December 2016

As 2016 comes to an end, Chief Investment Strategist Scott Clemons offers 10 reasons to be jolly this holiday season. He touches on improving economic activity, falling unemployment and recovered housing prices. In addition, Clemons comments on ...

BBH’s Approach to Portfolio Construction Q4 2016 November 2016

In the feature article of this issue of InvestorView, Chief Investment Strategist Scott Clemons, Brian Nelson, the head of our Investment Research Group, and Investment Strategy Analyst Tom Martin discuss BBH’s differentiated approach to building ...

Strategy Insight: The Day After November 2016

Following yesterday's presidential election, Chief Investment Strategist Scott Clemons discusses the results and their impact on the markets. With volatility likely to continue for some time, he stresses the importance of disciplined investing ...

Strategy Monthly: Election Night Scorecard November 2016

In anticipation of the upcoming presidential election, Chief Investment Strategist Scott Clemons provides a state-by-state analysis of the effect of polling outcomes on the presidential and key Senate races.

Scott Clemons on CNBC November 2016

Chief Investment Strategist Scott Clemons spoke with CNBC's Bob Pisani to discuss the state of the markets. He touches on two key areas the markets are watching: the outcome of the looming 2016 U.S. presidential election and what the Federal ...