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One Keystone Plaza, Suite 300
N. Front & Market Streets
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Robert Cheddar joined PFM in 2004 as a Senior Portfolio Manager and was promoted to Managing Director in 2011. Mr. Cheddar manages client accounts across the country specializing in high quality fixed-income assets. He is responsible for managing over $8 billion in client assets in separate portfolios for cities, counties, insurance and self-insurance organizations, school districts, state and local government agencies, public finance authorities and universities. Assets under management include operating funds, capital reserves, bond proceeds and post-employment benefit obligation (OPEB) funds.
As PFM’s Chief Credit Officer and Chair of PFM’s Credit Committee, Robert leads a team responsible for PFM’s independent credit research and strategy. This team conducts all of PFM’s internal credit research for both pool and separately managed accounts and is responsible for the analysis and oversight of all of PFM’s credit exposure, including corporate securities, financial institutions, brokers and repurchase agreement counterparties.
Prior to joining PFM, he was a Fixed-Income Portfolio Manager for the Wilmington Trust Corp., responsible for managing investment-grade fixed-income portfolios for corporations, municipalities and high net-worth individuals. Robert has over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry.
Mr. Cheddar received his MBA from the Pennsylvania State University and a B.S. in Business Administration from Susquehanna University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, and is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Philadelphia. He has made frequent appearances at industry workshops across the country speaking on topics such as managing credit risk, portfolio strategy and the economy.
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