Karen Gemmett

Head of MBS & Portfolio Manager


Karen Gemmett is a Managing Director, Head of MBS and Portfolio Manager for the Mortgage Backed Securities Strategy at Amherst Capital. In this role, she is responsible for leading the broader investment team and driving strategy. Karen specializes in residential mortgage backed securities research and analysis and has more than 20 years of investment experience.

Prior to joining Amherst Capital, Karen spent 11 years at Standish Mellon Asset Management Company, LLC (“Standish”). Most recently, Karen served as a Structured Finance and Mortgage Strategist at Standish, responsible for RMBS security selection. Prior to this, Karen worked at Columbia Management Group, where she was responsible for RMBS research.

Karen has a BS from Penn State University and holds the CFA® designation.


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