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Fenimore Through The Years

  • 1974
    Thomas O. Putnam founded Fenimore Asset Management in 1974 as a means to manage family money after the Putnams sold their quality, booming business — Fenimore Fabrics.
  • 1984
    Forbes magazine feature: “Making a Name in the Catskills” — “Does being tucked away in a small town hurt a stock picker? Not if you know how to invest the way Thomas Putnam does.”
  • 1987
    FAM Value Fund is established to offer Fenimore’s distinctive investment approach, focused on quality companies, to mutual fund investors nationwide.
  • 1992
    Kiplinger’s magazine cover feature: “Best Mutual Funds” — “From a town of 5,268 in upstate New York. Results should impress the toughest city slickers.”
  • 1996
    FAM Dividend Focus Fund opens to provide a second mutual fund option centered on quality businesses that pay dividends.
  • 2006
    Kiplinger’s magazine spotlights Fenimore: “Raves for an off Wall Street Firm” — “If you really understand your companies (holdings), you don’t have to worry about what Wall Street thinks.”
  • 2012
    FAM Small Cap Fund is launched with a commitment to investing in quality, sustainable, small-cap businesses.
  • 2014
    Carrying the Legacy Forward: 40 Years of Independent, Proprietary Investment Management
  • 2016
    Fenimore’s new Albany, NY office opens to provide even more access and opportunities to meet with our investment professionals.
  • 2020
    COVID-19 impacted the way we all live and work. Fenimore focused on safety and seamless business continuity while keeping our investors’ best interests in mind.
    Today, Fenimore remains your trusted investment partner on both a local and national scale as we adhere to our distinctive investment research approach and high-touch, personalized service.