Scott Sleyster is senior vice president and chief investment officer for Prudential Financial, Inc., responsible for asset/liability management, portfolio construction and investment strategy for Prudential’s International and Domestic business operations. He also oversees the Company’s alternative asset investing and the hedging of variable annuity guarantees. Sleyster is a member of Prudential’s Senior Management Council and chairs the Senior Asset Liability Committee.
Since joining Prudential, Sleyster has served in a variety of leadership positions including his current role of chief investment officer, head of Prudential’s Full-Service Retirement business, president of Prudential’s Guaranteed Products business, and chief financial officer for Prudential’s Employee Benefits Division. Additionally, Sleyster has held roles in Prudential’s Treasury, Derivatives, and Investment Management units.
Sleyster has played an active role in the development of U.S. retirement policy and has supported legislative efforts to promote the formation of new retirement plans, expand coverage under existing plans and increase overall levels of retirement savings. He was appointed by President Bush and Congress as a delegate to the National Summit on Retirement Savings in 2002 and 2006. In October 2009, he testified before Congress on the Reform of the Over-the-Counter Derivative Market. In 2003, he testified to the Congressional Committee on Education and the Workforce at a public hearing on The Pension Security Act. In 2005, he was named a delegate to the White House Conference on Aging.
Sleyster currently serves as Prudential's representative to the Institute for International Finance's (IIF) Committee on Asset and Investment Management. In this capacity he has presented views on long term investing at several prominent international conferences including the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's High Level Roundtables in May 2013 and June 2014 and the IIF's G-20 Conference in February 2014.
He holds an MBA from Northwestern University and earned a finance degree, with distinction, from the University of Missouri. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of The New York Society of Security Analysts, Inc.