General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> October 7, 2002

James Simmons – Icm Asset Management

James M. SIMMONS is President, Chief Investment Officer and Founder of ICM Asset Management, Inc. With over three decades of experiences in financial services, investment and trust management, he heads up research for all of ICM's small- and mid- cap value portfolios. He is also the Founder and a Principal of Raven Ventures, a Spokane firm with specialties in venture capital and business management, as well as the manager of a few performance-oriented hedge funds. Mr. Simmons founded ICM after serving as the head of Old National Bank's Trust Department in Spokane. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Michigan State University and is a member of the Association for Investment Management and Research, the Spokane Chapter of the Seattle Society of Financial Analysts and the Spokane Stock and Bond Club. Mr. Simmons is a Chartered Financial Analyst. Profile
TWST: Could you begin by speaking about ICM Asset Management and

your responsibilities there?

Mr. Simmons: I founded ICM over 20 years ago. Today we have over

54 employees and we manage a