Portfolio Management Team

Portfolio Management Team

Commitment runs high for the portfolio management team overseeing the First American money market funds. As a group, the portfolio management team’s experience in the industry averages more than 21 years. Learn more about each investment professional below.



  
  Jim Palmer, CFA, Chief Investment Officer
30 years experience
Jim leads the investment team at U.S. Bancorp Asset Management. He is responsible for the investment process and performance of the portfolio management group, including money market mutual funds and institutional short-term fixed-income portfolios.


    Jeff Plotnik, Director of Money Market Fund Management
24 years experience
Jeff is responsible for the management and day-to-day trading of the First American money market funds. He also assists in the trading of institutional short-term fixed-income portfolios.


    Joseph Holinka, Director of Institutional Cash Management
23 years experience
Joe is responsible for the management of institutional custom cash portfolios. In his role as director, he is also active in fostering client relationships and setting strategy for the First American money market funds.


    Shaista Tajamal, Senior Portfolio Manager
32 years experience
Shaista manages institutional short-term fixed-income portfolios. As part of the investment team, she assists in setting the strategy for the First American money market funds as well as institutional portfolios.


    Mike Welle, CFA, Senior Portfolio Manager
25 years experience
Mike is responsible for management of the First American Tax Free Obligations Fund, including day-to-day trading. He also manages institutional short-term fixed-income portfolios.


    John Dikeman, Senior Portfolio Manager and Head of Trading
23 years experience
John is the senior member of the trading team. He assists in the analysis and trading of agency, asset-backed, commercial paper, corporate, and Treasury securities for the First American money market funds and institutional short-term fixed-income portfolios.



  Joel Beadles, Fixed-Income Trader
9 years experience
Joel is responsible for assisting in the day-to-day trading of the First American money market funds and institutional short-term fixed-income portfolios.



  Jon Carpenter, Fixed-Income Trader
8 years experience
Jon is responsible for assisting in the day-to-day trading of the First American money market funds and institutional short-term fixed-income portfolios.