The Lyons Group consists of Eddie and Jeff Lyons (father and son), Minnett Thornton (marketing director), and Lisa Curry (Registered Sales Associate II).
With over 30 years investment experience, The Lyons Group brings the resources, personnel, and industry clout of one of the nation's largest regional investment firms with the intention of being your financial advisor for life. With experience in fixed income products, equity securities, retirement and 401(k) plans, mutual funds, alternative investments, and many insurance products, the Lyons Group is well equipped to help their clients accumulate and protect wealth. You can expect prompt, complete, and honest service from us. We will provide all the information you need to make informed decisions based on realistic expectations about your investment needs. Our clients enjoy the friendly but highly professional service and a solid client-advisor relationship. Just as we all have our own unique fingerprint, every client has their own unique financial situation. We build financial plans unique to you. Your needs come first, always.
Eddie Lyons brings over 30 years investment experience to his role as Senior Vice President, Investments with Raymond James. He provides his clients with a high level of service and builds investment portfolios suited to fit the financial objectives unique to each client. Eddie always places his clients' needs first and believes that the key to investment success lies in a solid broker-client relationship. As your financial advisor, Eddie offers you the resources, personnel, and industry clout of one of the nation's largest independent regional investment firms with the intention of being your financial advisor for life.
Eddie's experience lies in the areas of fixed income products, equity securities, retirement and 401(k) plans, mutual funds, and alternative investments. His recommendations are made solely in the interest of providing the highest value to you, the client. Eddie answers promptly, completely, and truthfully. And he provides all the information you need to make informed decisions, based on realistic expectations, about your investment needs.
A Shreveport native, Eddie earned his Bachelor's degree from Louisiana State University where he was a member of the Kappa Alpha Order Fraternity. He joined Morgan Keegan, now Raymond James, in 1991. Eddie and his wife Patti have three children, Jennifer, Amy and Jeff, and one grandson, Brody. A sporting enthusiast, Eddie has won numerous championship titles and is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He is a past president of the Louisiana Golf Association, a panelist for Golf Digest Magazine, and currently serves on the board of directors for the Trans-Mississippi Golf Association.
Jeff joined Morgan Keegan, now Raymond James in 2010. Growing up around his father, he feels like he's been a financial advisor his entire life. Jeff's main areas of focus are private clients, retirement planning, and life insurance. When Eddie doesn't have time to complete a task, Jeff fills in the gaps. Over the next few years, Jeff will dive into numerous projects that will continually enhance the service The Lyons Group provides to clients.
In 2011, Jeff attained the Accredited Asset Management Specialist
(AAMS) designation. Individuals who hold the AAMS designation have completed a course of study encompassing investments, insurance, tax, retirement, and estate planning issues. Additionally, individuals must pass an end-of-course examination that tests their ability to synthesize complex concepts and apply theoretical concepts to real-life situations. All designees have agreed to adhere to Standards of Professional Conduct and are subject to a disciplinary process. Designees renew their designation every two years by completing 16 hours of continuing education, reaffirming adherence to the Standards of Professional Conduct and complying with self-disclosure requirements.
Jeff graduated from Louisiana State University in Shreveport May of 2010 with a Bachelors Degree in Business Marketing. In 2014, Jeff started the Shreveport branch of a charity called Free The Children and heads multiple projects per year. He spends his free time with his family, friends, playing golf, and testing his hand at carpentry.
Lisa graduated cum laude from Louisiana State University in Shreveport in May 2005 with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration specializing in Financial Services. She and her husband, Evan, have two sons, Evan (8) and Levi (5). Outside of work, Lisa enjoys reading a good book and spending time outdoors fishing and hunting with her family.
About Raymond James
In 1962, Bob James set out to build a different kind of financial services firm – one that put people, planning and principles first. And now, more than 50 years later, Bob's different kind of firm is one of the leading independent financial services companies in the United States.
Raymond James has grown to become a well-respected, widely recognized multinational firm with distinct business units that serve a variety of clients, from individuals and small business owners to municipalities and major corporations.
October 19, 1987: Black Monday. While other firms closed their trading desks to minimize internal losses, Raymond James kept its desks open to meet clients’ needs. Because of Raymond James’ agency-based business model and commitment to client service, this was our first, last and only unprofitable quarter since the firm went public.
We can be sure the markets will change over the next 25 years, and that our industry and firm will continue to evolve. What won’t change is our commitment to the values that have driven our success.
By the numbers*
- Approximately 6,800 financial advisors
- More than 2.8 million client accounts
- Over 2,800 locations throughout the United States, Canada and overseas
- Approximately $535 billion in total client assets
- 21% total capital ratio – over 2x regulatory requirement
- BBB, positive outlook credit rating (S&P)
It’s been our privilege for more than 50 years to support the goals of our clients and to give back to the communities in which we live and work – and we look forward to continuing to do so for many, many years to come. To take a “scroll” down memory lane, explore our history at RAYMONDJAMES.COM.
*As of 6/30/2016