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Fenimore Asset Management Names Christian Snyder as President, Succeeding Retiring Debra Pollard

Cobleskill, N.Y. (October 19, 2022) – Fenimore Asset Management, an independent, Capital Region-based investment advisory firm and manager of the FAM Funds family of mutual funds, announces the appointment of Christian Snyder, J.D., CFA®, as President. He succeeds Debra Pollard who is retiring from Fenimore at the end of 2022 after a tenure of more than 30 years, the last six as President.

Ms. Pollard will leave after incomparable service to our investors, associates, and community. Mr. 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 CEO John Fox.

“Deb’s contributions to our firm are great and enduring. She is a dear friend and we wish her all the best as she moves into a new phase of life!”

“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.”

Mr. Snyder, a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®), 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. Mr. Snyder holds a Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School and bachelor’s degree in mathematical economics from Colgate University. He and his family reside in Saratoga Springs, NY.


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