New York-based Dynasty Financial Partners has hired Scott D. Welch as chief investment officer.

At Dynasty, Welch will develop original investment research, identify and select research partners and select differentiated portfolio managers. The firm, founded in 2011, develops and sells wealth management products for independent investment advisor teams.

Welch most recently worked at UnconstrainedThought, a wealth management consulting firm he founded in 2014. Welch also founded and served as executive vice president and chief investment officer of Fortigent LLC.