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Executive Committee

Peter Coffin


Peter Coffin is the founder and president at Breckinridge Capital Advisors, a Boston-based fixed income investment manager with over $45 billion in assets under management. Peter has over 40 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 for 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 currently serves on the college’s Board of Trustees. Peter is chair of The Trustees of Reservations, the nation’s oldest preservation and conservation organization and President of the foundation for Frontier Nursing University, a graduate school of nursing with a current enrollment of over 2,000. Peter also serves on the Investor Advisory Group for the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and the President’s Council for Ceres. Peter was previously on the board of the Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment (US SIF) and the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB). He 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. Peter is a member of the Breckinridge Board of Directors.

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 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 management.