Frontier Nursing University (FNU), located in Versailles, Ky., recently announced its annual award recipients. These awards are presented to FNU alumni who have gone on to make significant contributions to their communities or to the university. Among those honored was Peter Coffin, of Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Coffin was awarded FNU’s Lifetime Service Award. This award recognizes an individual or organization providing long-standing support and commitment to the mission and work of FNU.
“We are very grateful for the many volunteers who value the work that Frontier is doing and generously contribute their time, expertise, and support,” said FNU President Dr. Susan Stone, CNM, DNSc, FAAN, FACNM. “Because of his years of loyal support and dedicated service to Frontier, we are honored to present Peter Coffin with the 2021 Lifetime Service Award.”
Coffin is the founder and president at Breckinridge Capital Advisors, a Boston-based fixed income investment manager with over $40 billion in assets under management. Coffin has over 35 years of experience in the investment industry. Before founding Breckinridge in 1993, Coffin was a Senior Vice President with Massachusetts Financial Services (MFS), where he managed municipal bond portfolios and served on the MFS Fixed Income Policy Committee. As a committee member, he shared oversight for all the firm’s fixed income strategies. Coffin began his career as an analyst, first in the Bond and Money Market group of the Connecticut National Bank, and then in Aetna’s Bond Investment division.
Coffin received a B.A. with honors in classical studies from Hamilton College in 1982 and served on the college’s Board of Trustees from 2014 to 2018. He is chair of The Trustees of Reservations, the nation’s oldest preservation and conservation organization. He is active in the field of sustainable investing, serving on the Investor Advisory Group for the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and the President’s Council for Ceres. Coffin was previously on the board of the Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment (US SIF) and the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB). He speaks regularly at conferences on topics related to the management of fixed income portfolios and sustainable investing, and his commentary on those subjects is often reported in the press.
A long-time supporter of Frontier Nursing University, Coffin serves as the Chair of Frontier’s Foundation Board. Breckinridge Capital Advisors also provides funding for FNU’s Courier program, which is an eight-week rural and public health-service learning program that targets college students with an interest in public health, healthcare, or a related field.