Robert F. Key, CFA
President (Fixed Income Strategist)
Mr. Key began his career at the South Carolina National Bank as a Corporate Banker and later moved to First Union Bank where he created and managed the Private Banking Group in Columbia, South Carolina. He subsequently served as Treasurer of The Seibels Bruce Group, a property and casualty insurance company. Mr. Key joined CCM Investment Advisers in 1998 and his responsibilities include strategic organization oversight of the firm, management of client portfolios, marketing and fundamental research in the finance and REIT sectors. In addition, he serves as the Fixed Income Strategist for the firm. Mr. Key was graduated from Furman University and received his MBA from the University of South Carolina in 1982. He is a CFA Charterholder, a former Certified Cash Manager, has served as an adjunct professor of finance at the University of South Carolina and has provided expert consultation on legal matters involving lending and securities. Mr. Key is a past President of the CFA Society of South Carolina.
Chris W. Antley
Senior Vice President (Chief Investment Officer)
Mr. Antley joined CCM after graduating from the Honors College of the University of South Carolina in 1988 and then receiving his Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of South Carolina in 1990. While at CCM, Mr. Antley has worked in all areas of investment management including corporate accounting, portfolio accounting, quantitative modeling, asset allocation, macro-economic research, equity and fixed income fundamental research, and portfolio management. Mr. Antley serves as the firm’s Chief Investment Officer, where he maintains the firm’s Asset Allocation Model. His individual areas of fundamental research include the healthcare, information technology and communications sectors. Mr. Antley has responsibility for the management of client portfolios, marketing support, and oversight of information technology, portfolio accounting and administration for CCM. Mr. Antley is a guest lecturer at the University of South Carolina’s Moore School of Business and has been featured on the Dow Jones and Bloomberg newswires.
Michael A. Burkett, CFA
Senior Vice President (Equity Strategist)
Mr. Burkett joined CCM after receiving his Bachelor of Science degree, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of South Carolina. Mr. Burkett is the Equity Strategist for CCM and is responsible for development of the CCM Equity Model. His other responsibilities at CCM include portfolio management, information systems, performance composite, research on fixed income products as well as the consumer discretionary and consumer staples equity sectors. Prior to his college studies, Mr. Burkett served as a linguist in the United States Army 82nd Airborne Division. Mr. Burkett is a CFA Charterholder and a past President of the CFA Society of South Carolina. Mr. Burkett is a guest lecturer at the University of South Carolina’s Moore School of Business.
John D. Leaphart
Vice President (Chief Compliance Officer)
Mr. Leaphart earned a Master of Business Administration from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University in 2014 and a B.S. in Business Management from Clemson University in 1992. He began his career with CCM in 1994 as the ﬁrm’s ﬁrst fulltime trader, where he developed and implemented standardized trading procedures and practices. Mr. Leaphart currently serves as CCM’s Chief Compliance Officer, overseeing the implementation and application of securities regulations to CCM’s daily processes. Additional responsibilities include portfolio management, equity analysis, and information technology implementation.
Austin S. Fulmer
Vice President (Director of Trading/MIS Director)
Mr. Fulmer joined CCM Investment Advisers in 2011 after graduating from the University of South Carolina, Moore School of Business with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance. Prior to graduating Mr. Fulmer served as a research analyst intern for CCM. Mr. Fulmer is the firm’s Director of Trading and MIS Director. His other responsibilities at CCM include portfolio management, equity research and analysis, and fundamental research on the energy, materials and utilities sectors.
Rebecca F. Rhodes
Vice President (Marketing Director)
Ms. Rhodes was graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration Marketing and Management. She began her career as Staffing Director for Priority One Staﬃng Services. Prior to joining CCM in 2001, she served as Training Coordinator for IJL/Wachovia’s Investment Consulting Services division. Her responsibilities at CCM are marketing products and services to clients in the Southeastern region.