Fredrick D. Scott
1120 Avenue Of The Americas, New York, NY 10036
Fredrick D. Scott is the founder of the New York City–based company, Fredrick D. Scott, LLC (FDS, LLC). Scott is a financial consultant, private equity investor, venture capitalist, and motivational speaker. Named one of Ebony magazine’s “Top 30 Under 30” in May 2010 at the age of 25, Scott was, at the time, the youngest African American hedge fund founder in history. The Wall Street wunderkind is now ready to revolutionize Main Street.
With a particular interest in minority-owned businesses in the banking sector, FDS, LLC’s services include investments and financial consulting services; private equity investments; mergers, acquisitions, and buyouts; and venture capitalism. A sought after financial expert and speaker, Scott has appeared on TVOne’s “Washington Watch” with Roland Martin, New York’s Hot 97-FM and the annual conferences for National Action Network, National Bankers Association, Jackie Robinson Foundation, and the Eagle Academy.
Scott launched his career in finance and real estate in 2006 as a Senior Loan Officer at Innovative Mortgage Capital, where he negotiated, packaged, and sold over 10 million dollars’ worth of A, Alt A, and Subprime mortgages for both residential and commercial clients. In 2008, Scott went on to serve as the CEO of FollyCease Financial, LLC, a financial consulting firm, where he successfully negotiated large business transactions for the company.
Scott then became Founder and President of Acacia Conglomerate, Inc. (“Acacia”), an international real estate firm. At Acacia, Scott was responsible for counseling buyers and sellers on market strategies and engaged in aggressive market analysis and market forecasting for investors, acquisitions firms, and traditional buyers and sellers.
In 2009, he served as the Founder and CEO of ACI Capital Group, LLC, an S.E.C. registered Investment Advisory Firm that he grew to 3.7 billion dollars in assets. Here he was responsible for all of the investment bank’s banking, advisory, and operational matters.
Scott is a U.S. Army Veteran and member of the Prince Hall Masons—the oldest and largest fraternity in the world. He is also a member of the NY Chapter of 100 Black Men. An active philanthropist with a particular interest in education reform, Scott makes charitable contributions through the Samira and Fredrick Scott Charitable Fund to organizations such as The Eagle Academy Foundation, Inc. and National Cares Mentoring Movement, Inc.