Meet the People at Breckinridge Capital Advisors, Inc.
- PRESIDENT, PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
- JOINED BRECKINRIDGE: 1993
Peter Coffin is the founder and President of Breckinridge Capital Advisors, Inc., a Boston-based investment advisor managing over $21 billion* in fixed income portfolios. Prior to founding Breckinridge, Mr. Coffin was a Senior Vice President with Massachusetts Financial Services (MFS.) At MFS, he managed municipal bond portfolios totaling over $2 billion and supervised the management of another $3 billion in both investment-grade and high-yield municipal bond strategies. In addition, as a member of the MFS's Fixed Income Policy Committee, Mr. Coffin was involved in the oversight of a range of taxable fixed income strategies for mutual fund and institutional client portfolios. Mr. Coffinbegan his career as a fixed income analyst at the Connecticut National Bank in its Bond and Money Market Group. He next worked in the Bond Investment Division of Aetna Life & Casualty, starting as an analyst in the Financial Guarantee Department, and then joining the Corporate Public Bond Department as an Investment Officer. Mr. Coffin received a BA with honors in Classical Studies from Hamilton College in 1982. He currently serves on the Board of The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment (US SIF), has been a member of the National Federation of Municipal Analysts and the Boston Municipal Analysts Forum and served a term on the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB). He speaks regularly at conferences on topics related to the management of fixed income portfolios and his comments on the developments in the fixed income markets are regularly reported in numerous publications.
David J. Madigan
- CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER, PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
- JOINED BRECKINRIDGE: 2003
David Madigan joined Breckinridge in November 2003 and has over 20 years of experience in the municipal bond market. Previously Mr. Madigan was Executive Vice President at Thomson Financial where he was responsible for development and production of all global fixed income research products. He is currently serving on the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board as a public representative for investors and on the Town of Duxbury Board of Selectmen. Mr. Madigan gained expertise in fixed income portfolio management as a Private Bank asset manager for Bankers Trust and at Prudential Insurance where he managed single state municipal bond funds. Mr. Madigan held the position of Chief Municipal Strategist for Merrill Lynch and was often quoted in the press, was a featured presenter at institutional conferences, and was named to the Institutional Investor All Star list. His research on municipal bond risk management was published in 1994 in The Handbook of Municipal Bonds and in 1996 in Derivatives Risk and Responsibility. He received a BBA in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the University of Chicago.
Matthew C. Buscone
- SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
- JOINED BRECKINRIDGE: 2002
Matt Biscone joined the trading team in August 2002 and transitioned to Portfolio Management in 2008. He has over 18 years of experience in the municipal bond market. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Biscone was a trader at Mellon Private Asset Management where he was responsible for the tax-exempt trading in over 2,000 individual trust accounts and assisted with trading on six municipal bond funds. Prior to Mellon, Mr. Biscone was a Portfolio Manager at David L. Babson and Co. for both taxable and tax-exempt money market portfolios. While at David L. Babson, Mr. Biscone also had trading responsibilities for the separately managed municipal accounts. Mr. Biscone graduated with a BA in Economics from Bryant College in Smithfield, RI.
- SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH
- JOINED BRECKINRIDGE: 2008
Neil Grabowski joined Breckinridge in May 2008 as a Senior Vice President and Director of Research. He has over 30 years of experience. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Grabowski was Director of Municipal Bond Research at Gannett Welsh & Kotler, LLC. Mr. Grabowski began his career at Aetna Life & Casualty in Hartford where he directed municipal research and managed insurance portfolios. He also has held research positions at the Colonial Group and Wellington Management. Mr. Grabowski is a member of the National Federation of Municipal Analysts and the Boston Municipal Analyst Forum. He holds a BA and MBA from the University of Connecticut.