Thomas P. Melcher is executive vice president and chief investment officer for the PNC Asset Management Group. In this role, he is responsible for investment strategy, investment and segment management, investment product, portfolio and risk management, investment solutions and PNC Capital Advisors. In addition, he is responsible for the development and execution of investment policies, strategies and tactics, serves as chairman of the PNC Investment Policy Committee and is a member of the Risk Management Investment and Fiduciary, Investment Advisor Research and multiple other governance committees.
Prior to being named to his current role in December 2015, Melcher served as the managing executive of Hawthorn, PNC Family Wealth®, a business dedicated to serving the needs of individuals and families with investable assets in excess of $20 million. He was responsible and accountable for business strategy and all facets of the Hawthorn offer. Melcher continues to personally manage or co- manage over $1 billion for ultra-high net worth individuals and families and works closely with PNC and Hawthorn professionals on a number significant client relationships.
Prior to joining Hawthorn in 2004, Melcher served as senior vice president and chief investment officer for PNC Wealth Management in Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. In this capacity, he was responsible for investment activity in the markets, including overseeing and communicating PNC’s investment process and strategies to investment advisors and clients.
Melcher has appeared on CNBC and FOX Business News for his expert commentary, and has been quoted extensively in the financial press, including BusinessWeek, Barron’s and The Wall Street Journal. An accomplished public speaker, he often presents at a variety of local and national conferences and was quoted in “The Family Office Book,” written by Richard Wilson. He is a past recipient of the Philadelphia Business Journal’s “40 under 40,” an award given to 40 of the region’s top young professionals and he has been named one of the “Top 100 Wealth Advisors” in the nation by Worth magazine. Melcher is also a past recipient of PNC’s Performance Award, the highest honor attainable by employees.
Melcher co-chairs the Next Generation Council of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education. He also serves on the corporate council of the National Constitution Center and the board of directors of The International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C.
Melcher has pursued graduate work in Investment Management at Drexel University and graduated magna cum laude from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio earning a bachelor of science degree in Business with a dual major in Finance and Economics.