John W. Schott, M.D.

Senior Portfolio Manager

Boca Raton, FL
Focus Areas

Equity Research
Portfolio Management


American Psychiatric Association , Fellow; Johns Hopkins University, Distinguished Alumni Award; Who’s Who, Lifetime Achievement Award


Bach Festival Society, Winter Park, FL, President; Templeton World Charity Foundation, Nassau, the Bahamas, Board member; Templeton Religion Trust, Nassau, the Bahamas, Steering Committee Member; Templeton Education and Charity Trust, Green-Templeton College, Oxford University, Oxford , England, Board Member

John W. Schott, M.D. is a Senior Portfolio Manager at The Colony Group. His decades of managing client portfolios make him an insightful and valuable asset to the team. A value-oriented investor, nationally recognized for his expertise in the psychology of investing, Dr. Schott has been a frequent guest expert in the media.

Dr. Schott authored an investment book, Mind Over Money, is an active lecturer on the psychology of investing, and is co-chairman of Harvard University’s annual Congress on the Psychology of Investing. Now a retired psychiatrist, he was the Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at the Metro West Hospital in Natick, Mass., taught at Harvard Medical School, and was President of Psychservices, PC, in Natick. In 1975, Dr. Schott became a diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and Harvard Medical School.

He served as a Portfolio Manager and Principal at Steinberg Global Asset Management prior to their merger with The Colony Group in 2019.

Outside of the office, Dr. Schott is active in community affairs. He is the moderator of the First Congregational Church of Winter Park, Fla., and he is a Board Member of Templeton Religion Trust.

Published Insights

The Bear Market Blues: A Diagnosis for Our Times

The Colony Group's John Schott MD, spoke with Reuters in a recent article, “The bear market blues: a diagnosis for our times”. Read the full article here.

Bear Market Depressive Syndrome

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How to Make and Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions

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