Scott Bessent

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Scott Bessent is the chief investment officer of Soros Fund Management, the investment vehicle of billionaire George Soros.[1][2] He is a graduate of Yale University.[3] As a college student, he intended to become a journalist but he decided on a career in finance after getting an internship with investor Jim Rogers.[4] He later went to work for James Chanos.[5]

In February 2013 he was credited with helping Soros Fund Management make more than $1.2 billion in profits in part by betting that the Japanese yen would weaken against other major currencies.[6]

In August 2015, it was announced that Scott Bessent would be leaving Soros Fund Management to start his new venture Key Square Group, with $2 Billion of George Soros' money.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Meet The Hedge Fund Superstar George Soros Just Hired To Take Over His $25 Billion Fund," Business Insider, September 19, 2011
  2. ^ "Soros appoints new CIO to family office," Financial Times, September 19, 2011
  3. ^ "Ex-Soros Trader Bessent Returns to $25 Billion Firm as CIO," Bloomberg, September 19, 2011
  4. ^ "Scott Bessent, 38," Crain's New York Business, October 12, 2012
  5. ^ "Soros Aide Wins Kudos for Japan Bets," Wall Street Journal, February 14, 2013
  6. ^ "Soros Aide Wins Kudos for Japan Bets," Wall Street Journal, February 14, 2013

Further reading[edit]

Steven Drobny, "The Stock Operator: Scott Bessent," Inside the House of Money