Amanda Agati is the Managing Director and Chief Investment Strategist for the PNC Financial Services Group. In this role, she oversees all investment strategy-related activities for PNC Wealth Management®, Hawthorn, PNC Family Wealth®, and PNC Institutional Asset Management®. In addition, she leads the team that establishes overall strategic and tactical asset allocation guidance of client portfolios, manages the evolution of investment processes, provides thought leadership on key investment issues, and is the author of numerous publications. She also performs research and analytics that help drive the overall investment recommendations of the firm while also managing the firm’s asset allocation models.
Amanda serves as a voting member of the Asset Management Group, Institutional Asset Management & Hawthorn Investment Policy, Portfolio Construction, and Proxy Voting committees. She also runs the Responsible Investing (RI)/Impact Investing efforts for the organization. Amanda is a member of the Investment Committee for PNC's pension fund and also serves on PNC's Corporate Diversity Council and Philadelphia/South Jersey Regional D&I Council.
Her early career was spent in investment banking, advisory, and equity research positions at Legg Mason and PNC. During her tenure at Legg Mason, she actively participated on the firm’s SRI group focusing on environment, social, and governance issues and the use of fossil-free strategies in portfolios. Additionally, she was a member of Legg Mason’s Institutional Investment Committee and led the firm’s annual “Intellectual Capital” investment conference. She rejoined PNC in 2015 as an Institutional Investment Strategist.
Amanda earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance with a minor in Economics from the Schreyer Honors College of the Pennsylvania State University. She is a CFA® charterholder. She is also a member of the CFA Institute and CFA Society of Philadelphia, and sits on the boards of several nonprofit organizations.