Why Investing in Quality Companies Matters More Now Than Ever
Alex Torrens & Gustavo Bikkesbakker
Walter Scott & Partners


Alex is Head of Walter Scott North America, a division of BNY Mellon Securities Corporation, and is based in Boston. Alex is also a member of the Investment Management Committee. He first joined the firm before university in 2006 and intermittently worked in different departments. Alex participated in the Walter Scott investment internship in 2009 and joined full time as an Investment Analyst in 2010. He performed investing roles until 2023, as an Investment Manager and Co-Head of the Research team from 2016. Alex holds an MA in Law from the University of Cambridge and an Executive Education certificate from Columbia Business School.

Gustavo is a Client Investment Manager. He joined Walter Scott** in 2022, after 11 years at Meketa Investment Group where he contributed to the firm’s client services, sustainability and research efforts. Prior to this, he worked as an investment analyst at Ernst Research and Management, a Boston-based hedge fund. Gustavo earned an MS in Finance from Carroll Graduate School of Management at Boston College, an MSM/MBA from the Arthur D. Little School of Management, an Analista de Sistemas degree from the Fundación BankBoston School of Information Science in Buenos Aires, and a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Sustainable Finance at the Haute École de Gestion Geneva.