Scott Faris JD is a senior consultant for the Hyas Group where he is responsible for developing and managing institutional client relationships. He joined the Hyas Group in 2011 and has over 20 years of experience providing fiduciary, investment, technical, and educational advice to governmental, corporate, and non-profit sponsors of retirement and benefit plans. Mr. Faris has expertise in understanding investment risk, return, duration, and liquidity objectives and implementing optimized portfolios and defined contribution investment structures; performing vendor reviews and searches; communicating complex investment, legal, and technical information; negotiating terms of agreements with investment managers and other service providers; employing fiduciary best practices in process and documentation and crafting investment policies and manager guidelines.
Prior to joining the Hyas Group, Mr. Faris served as senior consultant at Towers Watson Investment Services where he advised retirement plans ranging in size from $50 million to over $3 billion in plan assets. He also served as managing director at Arnerich Massena, Inc. with oversight and service model delivery responsibilities from firm-wide services to retirement plan clients. Mr. Faris graduated with honors from Montana State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and received a Juris Doctor degree from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. He has also earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a member of the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute.