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At Arbor Investment Management we believe an experienced, dedicated investment manager can play a broad and critical role in helping our clients build and secure the strong financial position they desire for their families. With over 50 years combined investment management experience, our personal portfolio managers are focused on delivering on our clients’ financial goals while providing a level of service that exceeds expectations.

Stan Learman Photograph Stan Learman, CFA
President, Chief Investment Analyst

As President of Arbor Investment Management, Stan Learman directs operations at the company's Ann Arbor, MI headquarters. He also serves as Chief Investment Analyst for the firm and as Portfolio Manager for client relationships throughout North America. With an expertise in fundamental investment valuation techniques and diversified portfolio construction, Stan has 21 years of experience in investment analysis and managing assets for high net worth investors.

Stan is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder, and was awarded the use of the CFA designation by the CFA Institute. The Chartered Financial Analyst designation is awarded only after successful completion of rigorous testing requirements set by the Institute, and is maintained by continual adherence to the CFA Institute’s Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct. He is also a member of the Detroit Society of Investment Analysts.

Prior to his 21 years in the investment management industry, Stan was an engineer in the petroleum industry for Atlantic Richfield Corporation and in the automotive industry for Saturn Corporation. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, and is an active volunteer for the March of Dimes. Stan lives in Saline, Michigan with his wife, Linda, and their sons, Joseph and Colin.

Robert Tonkin Photograph Robert Tonkin
Senior Vice President

As Senior Vice President for Arbor Investment Management, Robert Tonkin directs operations, oversees client relationships and manages client investment portfolios.

Robert brings to Arbor Investment Management over 30 years of experience in the investment management industry. He began his portfolio management career in the fall of 1988 with Shearson Lehman Hutton. Robert has also served as a Resident Branch Manager with Merrill Lynch. In 1992 he was elected as a member of the John Nuveen & Co. Advisory Council in recognition of his “continuing excellence in financial counseling in the field of tax exempt securities.”

In addition to passing the Uniform Combined State Law Exam, Robert has completed several securities industry licensing tests, including the General Securities Exam, General Securities Sales Supervisors exam, National Commodity Futures exam and Life Insurance Agent exam. He has passed the written exam requirements for Level 1 of the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

For information on retirement planning and portfolio management services offered by Mr. Tonkin, please view our retirement planning page.

Matt Fahrney Photograph Matt Fahrney
Senior Vice President

As a Senior Vice President for Arbor Investment Management, Matt Fahrney directs operations for the company in Colorado, provides internal investment research, oversees client relationships and manages client investment portfolios.

Matt brings over 20 years of experience in the financial industry. The past 5 years he was a municipal bond portfolio manager for the hedge fund SAB (SB Value Partners) which was part of Investment Professionals, Inc. He also has over 15 years of experience in equity trading as both a NASDAQ market maker and proprietary trader, most notably with the Spear, Leeds & Kellogg and Goldman Sachs. Earlier in his career, Matt was a financial consultant with Merrill Lynch and TIAA-CREF.

During his career, Matt has passed several securities industry licensing exams. He obtained the General Securities Representative License (Series 7) as well as the Series 63, 65 and 55. He has also held a Life and Health Insurance license in the past. He attended numerous courses on technical and fundamental analysis at the New York Institute of Finance while with Spear, Leeds & Kellogg. Matt is currently enrolled in the coursework needed to obtain the Certified Financial Planner designation.

Matt received a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies from Yale University where he also played football. He currently resides in Lakewood, CO with his wife, Nathalie, and daughter, Olivia. They enjoy the outdoor lifestyle Colorado offers in all seasons.

Arbor Investment Management, LLC, is a registered investment adviser in the States of Michigan, Alaska, Colorado, Florida, Texas, and Washington. The adviser may not transact business in states where it is not appropriately registered, excluded or exempted from registration. Individualized responses to persons that involve either the effecting of transaction in securities, or the rendering of personalized investment advice for compensation, will not be made without registration or exemption. (The most common exemption from registration are rules that allow advisory firms to have up to 5 clients in most, but not all, states before registration is required.)
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