Scott Welch, CIMA®

Chief Investment Officer & Partner

Mr. Welch is the Chief Investment Officer and a Partner of Certuity. As the head of Certuity’s investment strategy team and member of the firm’s risk management team, he is actively involved in all facets of the firm’s investment program and works with Certuity’s advisors, investment analysts and directly with clients on portfolio architecture, asset allocation, investment due diligence and selection. 

Prior to joining Certuity, Mr. Welch was a member of the WisdomTree Asset Allocation and Investment Committees and was the Chief Investment Officer of their model portfolios. Prior to WisdomTree, Mr. Welch was the Chief Investment Officer of Dynasty Financial Partners, as well as the Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Fortigent, LLC, a provider of outsourced investment research, technology, and practice management solutions to RIAs and banks that was purchased by LPL Financial. Prior to joining Fortigent and its predecessor RIA in 1998, Mr. Welch spent more than 12 years on Wall Street.

Mr. Welch holds the Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®) designation, as well as the Investment Strategist, Advanced Investment Strategist, and Alternative Investments Certificates from the Investments & Wealth Institute (IWI). He has served on the Board of Directors of IWI, the Advisory Board of the ABA Wealth Management & Trust Conference, and the Editorial Advisory Boards of the Journal of Wealth Management and the IWI Investments & Wealth Monitor.

In 2024, Mr. Welch was awarded the Wealth Management Impact Award from IWI in recognition of his significant contributions to the wealth management industry over the course of his career.

Mr. Welch earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of California at Irvine and an MBA with a concentration in Finance from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.