Scott H. Merkel, CFA
Senior Managing Director, Portfolio Solutions
Scott is a member of Nile Capital Group, a private equity firm that specializes in taking equity stakes in asset management firms, including a stake in Welton Investment Partners in December 2021. Scott represents Welton to the institutional investor community, including pensions, endowments, foundations, sovereign wealth funds, and consultants.
Scott possesses over two decades of alternative investment experience ranging from business development and marketing to investment due diligence, portfolio construction, and risk management. Prior to Welton, Scott was Director of Business Development at Voloridge Investment Management where his team scaled the business to over $4 billion in client assets. Before Voloridge, he worked at Lyxor Asset Management where he oversaw hedge fund investments in the multi-strategy, quantitative equity, long/short equity, and equity event-driven universe. Over the preceding nine years he worked in Credit Suisse’s Funds and Alternative Solutions Group where he had both portfolio management and due diligence responsibilities, initially as a generalist and then as an equity specialist. Before joining Credit Suisse, Scott was a risk analyst on the fixed income trading floor at PaineWebber. Scott graduated magna cum laude from the University of Rochester with a B.A. in Economics, and is a CFA Charterholder.