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Portfolio Management

Peter Coffin

Portfolio Manager

Peter Coffin is president and portfolio manager at Breckinridge Capital Advisors, a Boston-based fixed income investment manager with over $35 billion in assets under management. Peter has over 35 years of experience in the investment industry. Before founding Breckinridge in 1993, Peter was a Senior Vice President with Massachusetts Financial Services (MFS), where he managed municipal bond portfolios and served on the MFS Fixed Income Policy Committee. As a committee member, he shared oversight of all the firm’s fixed income strategies. Peter began his career as an analyst, first in the Bond and Money Market group of the Connecticut National Bank, and then in Aetna’s Bond Investment division. Peter received a B.A. with honors in classical studies from Hamilton College in 1982 and serves on the college’s Board of Trustees. Peter is Chair of The Trustees of Reservations, the nation’s oldest preservation and conservation organization. He is also President of the Frontier Nursing University Foundation. Peter was recently appointed to the Investor Advisory Group for the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), which seeks to develop and disseminate sustainability accounting standards that help public corporations disclose material, decision-useful information to investors. Peter was previously on the board of the Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment (US SIF) and the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB). Peter speaks regularly at conferences on topics related to the management of fixed income portfolios and sustainable investing, and his commentary on those subjects is often reported in the press.

On the importance of research…

“As a former analyst, I’ve always placed great value in rigorous, fundamental investment research. Thus, Breckinridge’s research team comprises over half the investment staff and plays a key role with security selection, sector weightings and overall strategy.

On Breckinridge's decision to integrate ESG…

“Our work to fully integrate the analysis of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors grew naturally from our holistic, bottom-up research approach – and our effort to be more forward looking in considering long-term risks and opportunities.

On technology at Breckinridge…

“Rather than innovating to create novel investment products, Breckinridge leverages new technology and analytical tools to continuously improve the caliber of the fixed income management, research, and trading we provide for our client portfolios.

On Breckinridge's culture…

“I feel we have a unique culture at Breckinridge, which I believe stems from our commitment to remain an independent firm along with our singular focus and determination in providing our clients with the very best in investment grade fixed income management.