University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


  • 20+ years of experience in professional trading and investing
  • Current head of investment management at Horizon Investments
  • Former principal and head of trading at Charlotte Global Advisors


Scott Ladner serves as head of Investment Management and is the chair of the Investment Committee for Horizon. In these capacities, he oversees all aspects of the Investment Management division for the firm. Scott also provides the Investment Management division with Macro analysis and interpretation of global derivatives, credit, foreign exchange, equity, and funding markets. His previous roles at Horizon included head of risk and director of quantitative & alternative strategies.

Prior to Horizon, Scott was a founder of Charlotte Global Advisors and Principal Guard LLC. He helped to launch an equity index volatility and dispersion trading unit at Peak6 Investments in Chicago, a proprietary listed option and volatility trading firm. Previously at First Union/Wachovia, Scott founded and ran the equity swap and forwards portfolio, while also managing equity option and volatility portfolios. He also co-founded and managed the Risk Arbitrage and Special Situations portfolio. Scott then managed the swaps and cap/floor portion of the bank's interest rate derivatives portfolio.


Scott received his BA in economics and Russian language and literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.