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Scott Wittman, CFA, CAIA

Scott Wittman, CFA, CAIA
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Scott Wittman is a chief investment officer at American Century Investments. He’s responsible for the teams that manage the asset allocation and disciplined equity strategies, and also serves as a member of the investment oversight and asset allocation committees.

CIO Insights: Benefits of a Balanced Approach

Throughout the previous Q4 2014 CIO Insights blog posts, there has been a great deal of discussion about the divergence in economies and financial markets...

CIO Insights: Two-Speed Recovery Puts Premium on Diversification

Increasing global economic and capital market integration has helped to align developed nations’ economic cycles over the last several decades. However, this global synchronization has unraveled...

CIO Insights: Consistency, Not Complacency

In previous editions of CIO Insights, we introduced the “four basic food groups” of our disciplined equity investment process—valuation, sentiment (or momentum), growth, and...

CIO Insights: Diversification, Diversification, What’s Your Function?

As a firm, we believe strongly that investors would do well to adhere to a disciplined, diversified, long-term investment approach. The year to date...

CIO Insights: Valuation, One of the Four Basic Food Groups of...

In previous editions of CIO Insights, we introduced the concept of the “four basic food groups” of our systematic equity investment process: valuation, momentum,...

CIO Insights: Asset Allocation vs. Security Selection

At a high level, there are two sources of active return—asset allocation and security (issue) selection. For example, determining the percentage of your portfolio to allocate...

Ask Our Expert: Why It’s Important to Emphasize Active Investment Management,...

Q: Does active management drive efficiency into capital markets? A: There is a societal/market-wide dimension to the active management industry. Without active management, prices would reflect no...

Ask Our Expert: Why It’s Important to Emphasize Active Investment Management...

Q: Is there a time variation to active management opportunities? A: The opportunities for active investors depend on the magnitude and number of market inefficiencies...

Ask Our Expert: Why It’s Important to Emphasize Active Investment Management...

Q: Are all active managers the same? A: There is a wide field of market participants that can call themselves active managers, including mutual fund companies,...

Chart of the Week: Why Emphasize Active Investment Management?

The primary argument for active management is that markets look forward and indices look back. While passive/index investing tracks yesterday’s world, it is active...