Team

Kenneth A. Minklei
Co-Chief Investment Officer

Ken joined SCS Financial Services in 2005 and works with investors, institutions and sovereign wealth funds to allocate their capital on a global basis. He has over 25 years of experience in the investment business. As co-CIO, he manages the firm’s Hedge Funds and Special Situations investments. He serves as the Co-Chair of the Investment Committee. Prior to SCS, Ken was a Managing Director and Hedge Fund Specialist at Cambridge Associates, where he constructed and managed customized fund of hedge fund portfolios for leading institutional investors. He also founded and led the Strategic Financial Advisory Group, which advised clients on large equity and debt capital market transactions and specialized risk management projects. During his tenure, the Group advised on over $15 billion in capital market projects. He was a member of the firm's Research Advisory Panel and authored multiple research papers.

Initially, Ken was a proprietary trader and market maker for large financial institutions in their distressed emerging market debt department and sovereign fixed income interest rate arbitrage group. He served as Vice President at J.P. Morgan where he managed interest rate derivatives arbitrage and market-making portfolios for the bank as well as managed distressed emerging country debt proprietary trading portfolios. As Executive Director at CIBC Oppenheimer he was responsible for trading and risk management of the U.S. Dollar derivatives portfolio. Ken started his career as a Treasury Arbitrage Specialist at Citicorp. He earned a B.A. in Economics at the State University of New York at Binghamton.