Fredrick D. Scott, FMVA
Private Equity Investor | Business Consultant | Philanthropist | Contributing Writer for Entrepreneur Magazine
Fredrick D. Scott, FMVA® is the CEO of The Scott Family Office Intl. A single-family office structure from which Fredrick stewards his family’s assets. He is also the Chairman of the Board for the New York City–based foundation, The Scott Family Foundation Intl., a Civil Society Organization (CSO) and member of the United Nations Global Compact. Fredrick is a Private Equity Investor, Business Consultant, Philanthropist, Author, Contributing Writer for Entrepreneur Magazine, Business Mentor for Gener8tors gBeta Pre-Accelerator, Bronze Vally Accelerator, The Northwestern Mutual Black Founder Accelerator and Host of the #GetRealWoke Podcast.
Named one of Ebony magazine’s “Top 30 Under 30” in May 2010 at the age of 25, Scott was, at the time, the youngest African American hedge fund founder in history. The former Wall Street wunderkind is now ready to revolutionize the economic development landscape in the minority community.
A sought-after financial expert, Fredrick has appeared on TVOne’s “Washington Watch” with Roland Martin, New York’s Hot 97-FM and the Warren Ballentine Show. He’s spoken at the annual conferences for the National Action Network, the National Bankers Association, the Jackie Robinson Foundation, and the renowned Eagle Academy. Fredrick is the quintessential definition of “failing your way to success”. Though never indicted, due to unfortunate and perplexing circumstances, Fredrick plead guilty to a “white collar” crime and spent nearly 5 years of his life inside the Federal Prison system in the United States. That experience changed his life and gave him an eye-opening realization of what it truly means to be “Black in America”.
Fredrick is a strong proponent for the advancement of financial literacy initiatives in disadvantaged communities and teaches financial literacy and business development concepts through his Podcast, where he provides information, answers questions and supplies resources free of charge. As a Contributing Writer for Entrepreneur Magazine, Fredrick writes on business development and finance topics. An advocate for better race relations in the United States and the ending of policing and incarceration tactics which disproportionately effect communities of color; Fredrick candidly discusses the implicit cognitive biases in the Justice and Correctional Systems and enumerates factual, data driven conclusions on its effects on the sociological and economic constructs of the United States.
In 2009, he served as the Founder and CEO of ACI Capital Group, LLC, an S.E.C. registered Investment Advisory Firm that, according to regulatory filings, had 3.7 billion dollars in assets under management. Here he was responsible for all investment banking, advisory, and operational matters. A Muslim by faith, Scott has lived and traveled extensively abroad and is fluent in Italian. Fredrick sits on the Board of Directors for Our Women In Politics and is the Vice Chairman of The National Action Network Second Chance Committee (NYC Chapter).
Fredrick received his education from Harvard University (via edx.org), he holds the Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA) Certification, Capital Markets & Securities Analyst (CMSA) Certification and the Commercial Banking & Credit Analyst (CBCA) Certification all of which he received from the Corporate Finance Institute (CFI). He also received his Diploma in Islamic Finance from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).