Scott is a Senior Vice President and the Head of Municipal Bond Research for The Hartfords Investment Management Companys Municipal Group which manages over $15B of tax exempt and taxable municipal bonds across multiple client portfolios, including the general account of The Hartford, institutional client portfolios, and retail products including HIMCOs Municipal Opportunities and Real Return Funds. Prior to joining HIMCO, Scott was a First Vice President at Ambac, and before that he was a Senior Securities Analyst for RiverSource Investments at Ameriprise Financial. Scotts responsibilities included relative value analysis of primary and secondary bond issuance, credit selection and sector strategies for $13 billion of actively-managed municipal assets, and credit analysis of the power, land secured, hospital, senior living, and project finance sectors. Previously, Scott was a Director in Fitch Ratings Global Power Group. Based in Fitchs San Franciscos office, Scott led the western regions public power effort with responsibilities that included credit analysis, business development, and ratings on electric utilities. Before following power, his main responsibilities included rating and credit analysis on tax-supported transactions in the western region of the U.S.Scott earned a BS from North Dakota State University and a MPA from the University of Southern California. He is a current board member of the National Federation of Municipal Analysts. Finally, Scott has over 17 years of credit experience and has published and spoken on industry and investments relevant to municipal securities.
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