General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> October 9, 2000

Robert Cummisford – Lyon Street Asset Management Company

ROBERT CUMMISFORD is a Vice President and Director of Small Company Stock Management at Lyon Street Asset Management Company, the investment advisor to the Kent Funds. He is responsible for research and portfolio management in the active equity management area. Mr. Cummisford has created many of the investment management systems used by the firm to manage active equity investments. He was co-Portfolio Manager of the Kent Growth & Income Fund prior to being named Director of Small Company Stock Management and assuming the role of Lead Manager for the Kent Small Company Growth Fund in 1999. The Investment Management Group currently manages assets in excess of $12.0 billion, including the Kent Funds, Old Kent's proprietary mutual fund family with over $6.7 billion of assets. Prior to joining Old Kent, Mr. Cummisford was a Senior Consultant with Ibbotson Associates in Chicago, Illinois, an Investment Officer/Mutual Funds Analyst at First Chicago Corporation, and previously worked in First Chicago's personal trust and internal audit areas. He received his BA degrees in Economics and Behavioral Sciences, Cum Laude, from Lake Forest College. Mr. Cummisford is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of AIMR and the Investment Analyst's Society of Chicago ' West Michigan Chapter. Profile
TWST: Tell us something about Lyon Street.

Mr. Cummisford: Lyon Street Asset Management is the wholly owned

subsidiary of Old Kent Financial Corp.; so we do a lot of work with Old

Kent Bank in