General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> January 31, 2000

John F. Ray – Legacy Asset Management

JOHN F. RAY is President of Legacy Asset Management, Inc., an Atlanta- based investment management fund. In addition to managing private client accounts, he also manages Legacy Financial Partners, LLC, a financial services hedge fund. Mr. Ray's career prior to forming Legacy Asset Management is marked by substantial experience in both money management and securities analysis. He spent nine years in the 1980s as a sellside analyst with several major regional investment banking firms, including J.C. Bradford & Company and Morgan Keegan & Company. He was also Chairman and President of Commerce Capital Management, Inc., the $800 million asset investment management subsidiary of National Commerce Bancorporation, from 1989 to 1995. Prior to joining Legacy, Mr. Ray was a Managing Partner at Cutler & Company, LLC, an independent investment manager with over $800 million in assets. Mr. Ray is married with two children and has been active in a variety of nonprofit charitable organizations. Profile
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