General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> February 26, 2016

Generating Returns by Focusing on Value, Sustainability and the Long Term

Simmons, Robert W.
Robert W. Simmons, CFA, is Founding Principal and Portfolio Manager at Valara Capital Management, LLC. From 2003 through 2006, Mr. Simmons worked for AIG Global Investment Group, where he was a managing director, as well as the Head of U.S. Equity Research and the Lead Portfolio Manager for AIGGIG's U.S. Large Cap Equity Portfolio. Between 1993 and 2002, Mr. Simmons was employed by ARK Asset Management — formerly Lehman Management Company — where he was a managing director and a member of the board of directors. While at ARK Asset Management, Mr. Simmons held various positions, including Senior Analyst, Director of Equity Research and Portfolio Manager. Profile
TWST: Could you tell me a little bit about the company?

Mr. Simmons: Valara Capital was founded in 2006 by me and my partner, Bill Cohen. We both came to it from