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Fenimore Asset Management, an independent, Capital Region-based investment advisory firm and manager of the FAM Funds family of mutual funds, announces that Justine Phoenix — Vice President, Distribution & Broker Dealer Engagement & Head of Diversity Project North America at Nicsa — has joined the FAM Funds Board of Independent Trustees. She has more than 30 years of experience in asset management and intermediary distribution, including client relationship management, business development, and operations.

In her role at Nicsa, Ms. Phoenix is responsible for developing and amplifying programs for distribution and broker dealer executives. She also oversees their Diversity Project North America and works with the CEO Advisory Council and Executive Committee to guide and direct its activities.

Andrew Boord, Portfolio Manager - Fenimore Small Cap Strategy

Prior to Nicsa, Ms. Phoenix was Vice President, Senior Relationship Manager at Fidelity Investments where she led relationship management for the Fidelity FundsNetwork®. Before Fidelity, she was Director of Operations for the Investment Company Institute (ICI) and responsible for all mutual fund operations and distribution activities. Additionally, Ms. Phoenix held leadership positions at Massachusetts Financial Services and Boston Financial Data Services.  

“Justine has extensive experience in the mutual fund industry and is very talented,” said Tom Putnam, Founder and Executive Chairman of Fenimore Asset Management. “Her knowledge, insights, and guidance should benefit our investors for many years to come.”

Founded in 1974, Fenimore Asset Management is an independent, nationally recognized investment manager with more than $5.02 billion in assets under management (as of March 31, 2024) through its Cobleskill headquarters and Albany office. The firm’s team focuses on in-depth research, investing in the stocks of carefully selected quality businesses, and providing its investors with highly personalized investment services. Fenimore offers both individually managed portfolios and a family of mutual funds (FAM Funds) that can be used for retirement and other long-term investment planning.