Head of Wasmer Municipal Bond Strategies
Jason Diefenthaler is a Senior Portfolio Manager and the Co-Head of Municipal Bond Funds at Schwab Asset Management. He leads the portfolio management team for the Wasmer SchroederTM Municipal Bond Strategies and the Schwab Tax-Exempt Bond strategies. Mr. Diefenthaler is also responsible for the day-to-day co-management of the Schwab Tax-Free Bond Fund, the Schwab California Tax-Free Bond Fund, and the Schwab Opportunistic Municipal Bond Fund.
Previously, Mr. Diefenthaler was the director of tax-exempt portfolio management at Wasmer Schroeder & Company, LLC (Schwab Asset Management became the investment adviser for the Wasmer Schroeder Strategies in 2020). He oversaw all tax-exempt strategies and the management of the Wasmer Schroeder High Yield Municipal Fund, which subsequently reorganized into the Schwab Opportunistic Municipal Bond Fund. Mr. Diefenthaler began his career with Wasmer Schroeder in 2000. He was a credit analyst for taxable and tax-exempt strategies before becoming a portfolio manager.
Mr. Diefenthaler earned a Bachelor of Science in finance from Florida State University. He is a member of the Southern Municipal Finance Society and the National Federation of Municipal Analysts.