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 began his career with Morgan Keegan (now Raymond James) in 2010. Growing up around Eddie, he feels like he has been a financial advisor his entire life. Jeff’s main areas of focus are private clients, retirement planning, life insurance, education planning, and estate planning. Over the last few years, Jeff has taken over most of the day to day operations of the business.
In July of 2016, Jeff successfully completed the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ program and is now a registered CFP®. This designation along with the AAMS (Accredited Asset Management Specialist) designation have equipped Jeff with a great depth of knowledge to serve his clients encompassing investments, insurance, tax, retirement, and estate planning issues.
Jeff graduated from Louisiana State University in Shreveport May of 2010 with a Bachelor’s 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 has a passion for teaching God’s Word and helping people through all walks of life. Jeff teaches a biblical financial course at Shreveport Community Church and loves to help people better understand the complicated financial world we live in. He enjoys spending his free time with family, friends, teaching, and playing golf.
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 7,100 financial advisors
- More than 2.9 million client accounts
- Over 2,800 locations throughout the United States, Canada and overseas
- Approximately $604 billion in total client assets
- BBB1, 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 9/30/2016
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