Edward Ladd, CFA
Ted's career began at Standish, Ayer & Wood - one of Standish's predecessor firms - in 1962 and he became Chairman in 1989. He became Chairman of Standish Mellon in 2001 and Chairman Emeritus in 2004.
He is a Trustee of the Conservation Law Foundation, Director of the Land Trust Alliance, A Better City, The Trustees of Reservations, Newton Management Limited, and The Boston Company Asset Management. Ted is Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and an Honorary Trustee of Wheelock College. Ted is also Chairman of the Boston Committee on Foreign Relations, a member of the WGBH Board of Overseers, and Trustee of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation. He is a former Director of Citizens Financial Group, Harvard Management Company, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Ted has an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. from Yale University, holds the CFA® designation and has 52 years of investment experience.
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Des is the Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Standish. He also sits on the Executive and Operating Committees of BNY Mellon Investment Management. In 2012, he was also made a member of the Bank's Operating Committee. Des joined Standish in January 2005 as the Chief Operating Officer and subsequently rose to the position of President in 2007 before becoming the President & CEO in February 2009 and Chairman in 2012.
Prior to taking on his present role, he was President & CEO and Head of the Active Fixed Income division. During his career progression at Standish, he has been responsible for product development and had line management responsibility for Investment Operations, Technology, Risk Management, Trading, Finance, Structured Products and Global Workout Solutions.
Prior to joining Standish, Des served as the Chief Operating Officer at Pareto Partners. Des has over 23 years of related industry experience, including the positions of CFO and Treasurer of GM Asset Management in New York and CFO at Asset International in Greenwich, CT. He has also worked as Managing Director and Head of European Pension Strategies for Deutsche Asset Management. His early career was spent working with the Frank Russell Company and the London Stock Exchange.
Des has an MPhil in Management Studies from the University of Exeter, where he also served as an Honorary Research Fellow, and a BA from University College Dublin.
Michael Faloon, CFA, FRM
Chief Operating Officer
Michael is the Chief Operating Officer for Standish. He is responsible for market risk management, measurement, and monitoring. Additional responsibilities include working with AM Operations to oversee Standish's technology and operational initiatives in order to generate efficiencies in the firm's processes. He joined the company in 1999 from Fidelity Investments.
Michael is a member of the Global Association of Risk Professionals and holds a Financial Risk Manager certification. He has a Masters in Financial Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology. Michael has an M.S.F. from Northeastern University and a B.S. from the University of Maine, holds the CFA® designation and has 14 years of investment experience.
Christopher Austin, CFA
Managing Director, US Sales & Global Consultant Relations
Chris is an Executive Vice President and Head of Standish’s U.S. Sales & Global Consultant Relations effort. Chris joined Standish in 2003 to build out its consultant relations platform before expanding his leadership responsibilities for U.S. Sales in 2008.
He joined Standish from State Street Research, where he was a Vice President and Consultant Relations Manager. Previously, Chris served as a manager research consultant at Mercer. Chris has a B.A. in Economics from Lake Forest College. Chris is a member of the CFA Institute, the Boston Security Analysts Society, and holds the CFA® designation. Chris is a former Board member of the Association of Investment Management Sales Executives (AIMSE) and has 17 years of investment experience. He holds the Series 24, 7 and 63 securities licenses.
Eric Baumhoff, CFA
Head of Stable Value Division and Chief Investment Officer
Eric is an Executive Vice President and the Chief Investment Officer of Standish Stable Value. He is responsible for overseeing and evaluating all stable value and fixed income products, including fixed maturity and constant duration synthetic GIC strategies.
He is a member of the Standish Stable Value Investment Management Group and Portfolio Management Team. He joined the company in 1990 serving as the Chief Investment Officer of its stable value product. He was previously employed by Wells Fargo Bank, where he was an analyst/trader in the treasury/global funding group. Eric has an M.S. from M.I.T. Sloan School of Management and a B.A. from the University of California at Santa Cruz. He holds the CFA® designation and has 27 years of investment experience.
James Kohley, CFA
Head of Cash Division
Jim is an Executive Vice President of Standish and MBSC, Head of the Standish Cash Division and Director of Sales. Jim's career spans 38 years at BNY Mellon during which he has held positions of increasing responsibility for a number of company affiliates.
His prior experience includes Senior Business Development Officer for Standish Mellon Asset Management Company LLC, Business Manager for insurance, investment management and mutual fund company custodial services for Mellon Bank, and Manager of Mellon's 401(k) product in the early 1990s. Jim was also manager of the Performance Measurement/Consulting Group and Master Trust Systems at Mellon Financial. Jim's broad and extensive experience across the organization has enabled him to sell and service many relationships at BNY Mellon; many of which have required unique strategies to meet the client's changing needs. Jim has an M.B.A. and B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Pittsburgh, and holds the CFA® designation. He also holds Series 7, Series 24, and Series 63 FINRA licenses.
Christine Todd, CFA
President, Head of Tax Sensitive Division
Christine is President of Standish with primary responsibility as division head for the Tax-Sensitive division. She manages tax-sensitive fixed income portfolios for larger institutional, insurance and high net worth clients. She joined the company in 1995 from Gannett, Welsh & Kotler, where she was vice president responsible for municipal bond research and trading.
Christine has an M.B.A. from Boston University and a B.A. from Georgetown University. Christine is a Trustee for the Dedham Institution for Savings and a floating member of its Investment Committee as well as a member of Lahey Health System’s Investment Committee. Christine is a part of the Board of Development of Noble & Greenough School and is also active in alumni affairs for Georgetown University. She is a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society and the National Federation of Municipal Analysts. Christine holds the CFA® designation and has 23 years of investment experience.
Managing Director of Global Sales and Product Strategy
Alex is Managing Director of Global Sales and Product Strategy for Standish Mellon Asset Management LLC based in Boston. He is a Director and Head of the Standish Division of BNY Mellon Asset Management (UK) Limited, and represents BNY Mellon Asset Management on the BNY Mellon Sovereign Advisory Board.
Alex has oversight responsibility for all aspects of Global Business Development and Product Strategy within Standish's Active Fixed Income division. He works closely with the investment teams within Standish and with the various distribution entities within BNY Mellon to promote Standish’s fixed income investment strategies and propose solutions to US and non-US clients. Alex joined Standish in 2004 from Pareto Partners in London where he held the position of Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Pareto's Europe and Middle East clients since 1997. Prior to joining Pareto, he was Vice President and Head of Product Management at Bankers Trust Company in London and New York for five years. Alex has 27 years of experience in financial markets. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment in the UK and received his Diploma in Accountancy from City of London University. He holds FINRA Series 7 & 63 licenses.