139. Debbie Cunningham of Federated Hermes – a Roadmap of Liquidity for the Ages

Debbie Cunningham is Chief Investment Officer of Global Liquidity Markets at Federated Hermes and has been a portfolio manager for all government and prime liquidity products since 1990.  She previously was Director and President of the CFA Society of Pittsburgh and sits on the board of Robert Morris University, Treasury Market Practices Group and Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation.

Our discussion covers Debbie’s extraordinary career in the fixed income arena, which spanned over 40 years and saw radically evolving interest rate environments and economic backdrops. She describes the fundraising climate and use of money market funds when she joined the firm, and reflects on the changing role of the instruments today. We examine the diversity of the industry at the time that she joined and the way it has changed.

Having managed a successful career with a family Debbie speaks to her approach of melding work and family and reflects on her approach to risk throughout her career.  We hear about seizing opportunities, making choices and looking back without regret.

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