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Executive Profile

Mr. Mark Simmons, President of Simmons Asset Management, LLC, established the firm in 2010. With more than a decade of experience in the investment industry, Mr. Simmons has developed a distinguished reputation for his approach to financial planning, portfolio management and behavioral finance; all of which have become the foundation of the firm’s core philosophy. He has received wide publicity for his investment insight and has been featured in numerous business publications and news media outlets. He is also the Chief Editor for both the Simmons Strategy Blog and the Simmons Street Newsletter.

Prior to forming Simmons Asset Management, Mr. Simmons was employed with BF Anderson & Company, Inc. as Vice President, Portfolio Manager and Chief Compliance Officer. He also operated and executed all equity trades for the firm. Mr. Simmons was involved in the firm’s overall strategic direction, business development and monitored the progress toward its objectives. In addition, he was responsible for ensuring the firm remained in compliance with all Securities and Exchange Commission’s rules and regulations.

Mr. Simmons was also affiliated as a Registered Representative, Registered Principal and Investment Advisor Representative while at Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. He dealt exclusively with clients regarding investment management and financial planning as well as being involved in the supervisory functions of the firm branch. While at Raymond James Financial Services, Mark obtained his Series 7, Series 24 and Series 66 licenses.

A resident of Baton Rouge, Mr. Simmons received a B. S. in Business and Finance from Centenary College of Louisiana.

Within the community, Mark is an active member of the Downtown Kiwanis Club, Forum 35, and SeNSE; a Baton Rouge Entrepreneur’s organization.  Finally, Mark participates regularly in capital area fundraisers for charitable benefits. 

Outside of his work and civic duties, Mark enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, soccer and fishing.  

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