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Dr Walter Scott


Fellow type
Honorary Fellow

Honorary Fellow, Alumnus 1969 Physics


Walter Scott was born in Glasgow in 1947 and attended Eastwood School, Glasgow and thereafter the University of Edinburgh, graduating with 1st Class Hons. in Natural Philosophy. This was followed (1969-72) by research in Theoretical Particle Physics at the Cavendish Laboratory leading to PhD., as a member of Trinity Hall, Cambridge.

While resident, Walter Scott enjoyed active participation in the Crescent Club, Asparagus Club and the Hesperides Society and, most importantly, THBC where he served as Secretary (1970-71) and Captain (1971-72) and a life-long supporter thereafter.

He joined the Investment Management industry at Ivory & Sime, Edinburgh (1972-82).  In November 1982, he started Walter Scott & Partners, a global equity management firm, which was acquired in 2006 by the US investment firm Mellon (subsequently BNY Mellon). After a period of “retiral” Walter Scott re-entered the investment management world in 2013 as Scott Investment Partners, also a global equity manager, based in Henley-on-Thames.

He is married with three children. His interests include rowing, aviation, classic cars, gardening, and rock ‘n’ roll.  He is a member of the Leander Club, New York Athletic Club, and Monaco Yacht Club. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and a Trustee of the James Clerk Maxwell Foundation.