Ms. Riechel is responsible for directing the firm’s actively managed fixed income strategy for high-net-worth individuals, foundations, endowments and retirement funds. In her role as managing director, she oversees the firm’s taxable and non-taxable fixed income investments.
Ms. Riechel has over 30 years of experience in investment management and banking. Prior to joining First Foundation, she was Managing Director – Fixed Income at Covington Capital Management in Los Angeles. Formerly Ms. Riechel was also Managing Director at Columbia Management, a successor firm to U.S. Trust Company where she was Managing Director, Head of Fixed Income serving offices on the west coast. Ms. Riechel started her investment management career at First Interstate Bank where she was Director of Institutional Asset Management - Fixed Income. She began her banking career at Lloyds Bank PLC, New York and was formerly the head of global funding at Security Pacific Bank.
Ms. Riechel graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from University of New Hampshire, Durham. She holds an MBA with a concentration in Finance and Banking from the Lubin School of Business at Pace University.