Perspectives on the MarketJoin Boston Women in Finance on October 28th to hear from Amanda Agati, Chief Investment Officer at PNC on “Perspectives on the Market”. Melissa Albonesi, BWF Board Member and PNC Vice President, will serve as the moderator.
October 27, 2021, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET
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About Our Speakers:
Amanda Agati, CFA
Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer
The PNC Financial Services Group
Amanda is the chief investment officer for The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. In this role, she is responsible for the firm’s overall investment strategy, portfolio and risk management, investment solutions and the development and execution of investment policies for PNC Private Bank℠, PNC Private Bank Hawthorn℠, and PNC Institutional Asset Management®.
Amanda serves as chairman of the PNC Investment Policy Committee and is a voting member of the Portfolio Construction Committee. She is also a member of the Investment Committee for PNC's pension fund and also serves on PNC's Corporate Diversity Council and Philadelphia/South Jersey Regional D&I Council and she is a PNC-certified Women’s Business Advocate.
Prior to being named to her current position in April 2021, Amanda was the Chief Investment Strategist for PNC. Her career began with investment banking, advisory, and equity research positions with Legg Mason and then with PNC. During her tenure at Legg Mason, she actively participated on the firm’s SRI group, focusing on environment, social, and governance issues and the use of fossil-free strategies in portfolios. Additionally, Amanda was a member of Legg Mason’s Institutional Investment Committee and led the firm’s annual “Intellectual Capital” investment conference.
She rejoined PNC in 2015 as an Institutional Investment Strategist. Amanda graduated with a Bachelor of Science in finance and economics from Penn State University’s Schreyer Honors College. Amanda also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) designation. She is also a member of the CFA Institute and CFA Society of Philadelphia, and sits on the boards of several nonprofit organizations.
Melissa Albonesi, Vice President, PNC Bank
As a business development officer for PNC Institutional Asset Management® (PNC IAM), Melissa consults with clients to identify solutions and provide actionable insight regarding their investment and ancillary needs for retirement, charitable and corporate assets. Prior to joining PNC, Melissa was a regional director for Russell Investments. In that role she was responsible for developing and implementing investment solutions for corporations, health service organizations, endowments, and foundations, as well as public and Taft-Hartley pension funds across the U.S.
Prior to joining Russell, Melissa spent 19 years at State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) in a number of portfolio management, relationship management and business development roles. Melissa graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and political science from Syracuse University and a Master of Business Administration from Suffolk University Sawyer School of Business. Melissa also holds the FINRA Series 7, 63 and 66 and licenses. Melissa is a Board Member of Boston Women in Finance.