Nathan McCarthy, TBFA Investment Officer, Earns Accredited Investment Fiduciary Designation
The Baptist Foundation of Alabama is proud to announce that Nathan McCarthy, its Investment Officer, has been awarded the Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®) Designation from the Center for Fiduciary Studies™ (the Center), the standards-setting body for fi360. The AIF Designation signifies specialized knowledge of fiduciary responsibility and the ability to implement policies and procedures that meet a defined standard of care. The Designation is the culmination of a rigorous training program, which includes a comprehensive, closed-book final examination under the supervision of a proctor, and agreement to abide by the Code of Ethics. On an ongoing basis, Designees are required to complete continuing education to maintain the AIF Designation.
Nathan McCarthy joined The Baptist Foundation of Alabama in February 2010 as the Investment Officer. Nathan is responsible for and is involved in all areas of the Foundation’s investments and investing process. This includes all areas of the design, implementation, allocation, reporting and client communication of the investment portfolios offered to all clients of the Foundation. Nathan works closely with an external institutional investment consultant and together they guide the Foundation’s seven-member Investment Committee. Prior to joining the Foundation, he was a licensed securities professional at Merrill Lynch. Nathan spent five years as a partner on a three-person institutional consulting team in Montgomery, Alabama. Prior to this, Nathan worked as a design and manufacturing engineer with Lockheed Martin. His work was involved in aeronautics, but mainly on the F-22 Raptor program located in Atlanta, GA. He earned his undergraduate degree from Kennesaw State University, in Industrial Engineering in 2003. He is now attending New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, working on his Masters of Divinity.
Fi360, based near Pittsburgh, Pa., is the first full-time training and research facility for fiduciaries, and conducts training programs at universities throughout the United States and abroad. The Center for Fiduciary Studies confers the AIF Designation as well as the Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst™ (AIFA®) Designation. AIFA Designees are the only recognized professionals trained to perform fiduciary assessments, which measure how well investment professionals are fulfilling the fiduciary duties required of them by the applicable investment legislation, case law, and regulatory opinion letters.
The Baptist Foundation of Alabama (TBFA) was founded in 1940 to steward Christ-honoring gifts on behalf of generous Alabama Baptists for ministries in Alabama, around the United States, and across the world. TBFA is committed to assisting givers to impact their favorite ministries in the largest possible way. Today, the Foundation administers over 250 million dollars of God’s money given by God’s people for God’s purposes. From providing estate planning services for churches and individuals, to managing financial resources effectively and efficiently, The Foundation is proud to play a vital role in helping share the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. TBFA is a Cooperative Program Agency of the Alabama Baptist State Convention.