Christian Snyder of Saratoga Springs, J.D., CFA, has been appointed president of Fenimore Asset Management, an independent, Capital Region-based investment advisory firm and manager of the FAM Funds family of mutual funds.
He succeeds Debra Pollard who is retiring from Fenimore at the end of 2022 after a tenure of more than 30 years with the company, the last six as president.
Snyder will work closely with Fenimore founder and Executive Chairman Tom Putnam, Chief Executive Officer John Fox, and the management team to guide the 48-year-old firm into the future.
“Fenimore prides itself on attracting and retaining associates who share our strong values, distinctive investment philosophy, and dedication to service excellence. Deb and Christian exemplify these traits,” said Fox.
“Christian has nearly two decades of experience in the financial services industry along with a solid track record of leadership and integrity. We are excited to have him on the team and look forward to working together to further our mission of preserving and growing our investors’ capital over the long term.”
Snyder joins Fenimore after five years as chief operating officer of the Wealth Strategies Group at Goldman Sachs Ayco Personal Financial Management. Prior to that, he served three years as associate counsel and then deputy general counsel for the company.
He holds a Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School and bachelor’s degree in mathematical economics from Colgate University.
Founded in 1974, Fenimore Asset Management is an independent, nationally recognized investment manager with more than $3.6 billion in assets under management as of Sept. 30 through its Cobleskill and Albany offices.
Fenimore offers both individually managed portfolios and a family of mutual funds (FAM Funds) that can be used for retirement and other long-term investment planning. The firm’s team focuses on in-depth research, investing in carefully selected quality businesses, and providing its investors with highly personalized investment services.