A St. Lawrence graduate will direct the faculty who teach in the country's only master of science program in investment management.

Scott Stewart '80 has been named faculty director of the master of science in investment management program at the Boston University School of Management. Stewart, who has been with Boston University since 2001, was formerly a fund manager at Fidelity Investments.

A press release from the university stated: "Recent changes in the investment and finance management community increasingly demand high-quality management practices and better-qualified professionals," said Louis E. Lataif, dean of the Boston University School of Management. "Scott's industry expertise in developing and managing global equity, fixed income and derivative investment strategies for Fidelity Investments and State Street, coupled with our Advisory Board members, bring enormous value to the MSIM program's future curriculum and success."

Stewart recently served as an executive-in-residence in the Boston University School of Management's Finance and Economics department, where he advised and taught in the MSIM program. Prior to joining Boston University, Stewart served as a fund manager and equity group leader at Fidelity Investments for a $45 billion global investment team he founded in 1987. He also co-managed Fidelity's Freedom Funds and managed separate accounts for institutional investors. Before Fidelity Investments, Stewart was a portfolio manager at State Street from 1985 to 1987. Stewart's investment success has been noted in several business publications, including Barron's and The Wall Street Journal.

Stewart earned a Ph.D. in finance from Cornell University, and a M.B.A. in finance at Cornell University's Johnson School of Management. He earned his B.S. in mathematics and economics from St. Lawrence, and has published papers in the Journal of Portfolio Management, the Financial Review and the Financial Analysts Journal.

Posted: October 16, 2002

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