The Impact of the Fed’s Interest Rate Hikes

Gain expert insight on topics such as inflation, buying patterns and the markets with special guest Deborah Cunningham, Chief Investment Officer of Global Liquidity Markets at Federated Hermes.

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Deborah Cunningham

Deborah Cunningham, CFA

Chief Investment Officer, Global Liquidity Markets / Federated Hermes

Debbie Cunningham is chief investment officer of Global Liquidity Markets. She joined Federated Hermes in 1981 as a performance analyst and has 35 years of investment experience. Since 1990, she has been a portfolio manager for all government and prime liquidity products. In 1994, she took over the management of the taxable liquidity group. In addition to the domestic Taxable Liquidity portfolios, Debbie also oversees the management of the domestic Tax-Exempt Liquidity portfolios as well as the Offshore Liquidity products.

Debbie is a current member of the CFA® Society of Pittsburgh and previously held the title of director and president. She also serves as a board member for Robert Morris University, Treasury Market Practices Group, and Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation. Debbie earned a bachelor’s degree from Duquesne University and her MBA from Robert Morris University. She is also a CFA® charterholder.

Wealth Management

Achieve Your Long-Term Goals

It’s never too early – or too late, to start planning for the future, regardless of your age or phase in life. Whether it’s rolling Retirement Funds to IRAs, administering a trust account, or investing for the future, First National’s experienced team of local experts strives to bring Alaskans like you a full spectrum of services to help effectively manage your investable assets to meet your short and long-term goals.

Investment Management Accounts

For help meeting your long-term investment goals, turn to the professionals at First National. We offer a full range of investment management services to meet your needs. Only First National gives you decades of local experience handling Investment Management Accounts and the assurance of working with one of the nation’s highest rated banks by Bauer Financial for safety and soundness.

  • Directed - You instruct us when and how to invest your account.
  • Non-directed - We make investment decisions guided by your investment goals.


A trust ensures your beneficiaries’ inheritance is protected. While a Will stipulates how you want your assets distributed after you die, a trust allows you to determine when and how to distribute those funds. We will work with you and your attorney to develop an estate plan that suits your needs that may include:

  • Revocable trusts – These trusts allow you to change the terms of the trust as situations necessitate.
  • Irrevocable trusts – These trusts can't be modified or terminated without getting the approval of the beneficiaries and concurrance at court.
  • Testamentary trusts – A trust established in a Will to manage or distribute all or part of the estate.
  • Alaska Community Property Trusts – A trust that can provide estate and income tax benefits to married couples’ estate planning through community or separate property elections.
  • Alaska Qualified Trusts – A unique trust created under statutes of Alaska that permits trust provisions not permitted in other states.
  • Charitable trusts - An irrevocable trust established for charitable purposes.

Retirement Planning

Our knowledgable team can help you create an investment and cash-flow plan for retirement income to face your future with confidence.

  • Rollover Traditional IRAs and transfers from 401(k) and other qualified plans
  • Rollover Roth IRAs and transfers from 401(k) and other qualified plans

Estate Probate

Personal representative services and estate administration services


When a judge appoints a guardian or a protector to manage financial affairs due to physical or mental limitations. First National can help establish and administer the conservatorship to meet court requirements.

Will & Trust Safekeeping

Safe storage for your estate planning documents.

For current investment options and help in planning your long-term financial goals, call us at 907-777-4560.

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Wealth Management Fees effective February 23, 2022

Money Market Fund Prospectuses

Federated Hermes Treasury Obligations Fund (TOIXX)

Federated Hermes Government Obligations Fund (GOFXX)

Federated Hermes Prime Cash Obligations Fund (PCOXX)

Federated Hermes Tax-Free Obligations Fund (TBIXX)

Investment Risk

Securities recommended or acquired in any fiduciary account administered by the Wealth Management Department of First National Bank Alaska are not FDIC insured and may involve investment risk, including possible loss of capital. Such securities are not obligations of First National Bank Alaska and are not guaranteed by First National Bank Alaska.