Fred Tattersall graduated with honors from West Virginia University’s College of Business and Economics with a bachelor of science in finance in 1970. He was elected to Beta Gamma Sigma his junior year. He was a senior vice president of what is now Bank of America, and then became a partner at Lowe, Brockenbrough, Tierney and Tattersall, where he began to build an institutional fixed income division.
After a successful spinoff in 1997, which created the Tattersall Advisory Group (TAG), he was the sole proprietor of a registered investment advisor with over $6 billion in assets under management. TAG was sold to First Union Bank in 1999 and Tattersall stayed on as CEO. When Tattersall retired from the company in 2004, the firm was managing over $18 billion in assets.
Tattersall is now chairman of 1607 Capital Partners, a Richmond-based investment management company established in 2007. The firm manages over $2.8 billion in assets, specializing in investing in closed-end funds.
Tattersall has served as the past chair of the Community Foundation serving Richmond and Central Virginia, the University of Richmond Trustee Board as a member of the Executive Committee and chair of the Investment Committee, the Virginia Museum Board of Trustees, and the WVU Foundation Board of Directors, where he serves as a member of the Executive Committee and chairs the Investment Committee.
Tattersall’s greatest contributions outside of business have been to The First Tee organization, focused on impacting young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values, and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. Tattersall serves as a National Trustee and was the founder of the local Richmond chapter, where he has served as president since 1998. He was recently appointed to the national organization’s Board of Directors.
Fred and his wife, Roddy, have two children and five grandchildren.