Patrick O'Hara Joins PFM's Higher Education Practice as Senior Managing Consultant

Jun 10, 2010, 09:00 ET from The PFM Group

BOSTON, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The PFM Group has announced that Patrick S. O'Hara recently joined the firm's Higher Education Practice as a Senior Managing Consultant.  Mr. O'Hara's primary focus is to provide Asset Management, Investment Advisory and Strategic Consulting services to higher education institutions in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.

O'Hara brings 24 years of investment management experience to PFM's Higher Education practice.  He has extensive experience serving Higher Education institutions, including investment consulting for endowment funds, operating funds, broker/dealer services and alternative investments.  

Prior to joining PFM, Pat O'Hara was the Principal of Statesmen Capital Advisors, LLC, an investment consulting firm focused on serving not-for-profit institutions. Before that, he was Business Leader, Endowments & Foundations, with Diversified Investment Advisors.  In addition, Mr. O'Hara served Higher Education clients when he held positions with the Commonfund and GE Capital.

Mr. O'Hara will be based in PFM's Boston and Harrisburg offices. He is a graduate of Hobart College in Geneva, NY, and the Endowment Institute and is FINRA series 6, 7, 24, 55, 63 licensed. Pat serves as a Trustee for Junior Achievement of the Hudson Valley and Treasurer of the Sea Beach Association. He lives in Stamford, CT  with his wife Robin and their two children.

PFM currently employs more than 430 professionals serving a broad base of clients from 33 offices located in every region of the country. The firm is well respected for providing clients with independent advisory services free of conflicts in their dealings with the capital markets. At the end of first quarter of 2010, Public Financial Management retained its position as the top ranked financial advisor in the nation in overall new issues. In the first quarter of 2010 alone, PFM advised clients on $13.4 billion of total debt in 234 separate transactions. In addition, at March 31, 2010, PFM Asset Management LLC had over $37 billion in assets under management for state and local governments and non-profit institutions, and provided non-discretionary advice for an additional $2.35 billion in fixed income securities.