Matthew Swendiman, JD, CFA
Chief Compliance Officer and Chairman
Matt is responsible for the firm’s compliance and governance matters.
Matt also serves as CEO of Key Bridge Compliance, LLC, a compliance consultancy serving more than 50 RIA firms across the U.S. Matt was the founder of Graydon Compliance Solutions, LLC, which Key Bridge Compliance acquired in 2019.
Matt previously served as the Chief Administrative Officer for Fifth Third Bank’s institutional investment management business in Cincinnati, OH. He also served as Secretary and Chief Legal Officer to the Fifth Third Funds, a mutual fund trust with 24 series. Matt was an associate in the investment management practice of K&L Gates in Washington, DC. Prior to K&L, Matt served as Chief Legal Officer and Secretary for the Phoenix (now Virtus) mutual funds in Hartford, CT. Matt has also acted as counsel to Conseco Capital Management, a multi-billion-dollar institutional investment management firm in Carmel, IN. Matt began his investment management career in 1996 with a predecessor of Citi Fund Services, where he worked in the transfer agent and legal and compliance department.
Matt earned his B.A.in Political Science, as well as his J.D., from The Ohio State University. While in law school, he attended the Oxford University Summer Program, and has also earned his LL.M in Insurance Law from the University of Connecticut. Matt has earned the CFA, CLU and ChFC designations.