Scott Perry

Partner at NEPC
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Scott joined NEPC in 2006, with investment experience dating back to 2001. Scott is a member of NEPC’s Endowment and Foundation consulting practice and has expertise in modeling and implementation of spending based asset allocation studies, portfolio construction and the evaluation and selection of alternative investment managers. He chairs the firm’s Discovery Committee which is focused on identifying niche investment ideas, is a senior member of the Alternative Assets Committee and is a senior member of the Impact Investing Committee. He is a significant contributor to the firm’s Impact investing efforts, which include strategy development and manager research. He has helped clients in assessing SRI, ESG, and thematic strategies that best align with their respective missions. Scott is also a member of NEPC’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Scott has authored white papers on Impact investing and the Endowment Model. In 2016, Scott was recognized by CIO magazine in their edition titled “The Knowledge Brokers” as one of the world’s most influential investment consultants. Scott is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, where he generally is asked to speak about the Endowment Model, Alternative Investments and Impact Investing. He is frequently featured and quoted in industry publications including Bloomberg, Institutional Investor & Pensions & Investments.

Prior to joining NEPC, Scott served as an analyst at Ashton Partners and Putnam Investments.

Scott received his M.B.A. from Babson College and his B.S.B.A. in Management from Bucknell University. Scott became a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designee in 2008. Scott is on the Leadership Council of Year Up Boston and is a board member of “e” Inc. an environmental science learning and action center.

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  • With volatility reemerging after a fairly calm environment for the last few years, alternative asset classes in general have been generating interest among institutional investors.

  • Given the aging U.S. equity bull market and the need for endowments and foundations to meet their expected rate of return, it’s not surprising to see them investing in areas such as private equity.