The Standard Hires Joseph Simmons, CFA, as Stable Value Sales Director

PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Standard announces the hiring of Joseph Simmons, CFA, as stable value sales director. This new position was created to support The Standard’s growing product base of stable value funds.

Simmons has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, previously holding positions as a director of stable value and director of investment consulting.

He has a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in finance from Northeastern University. Simmons also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst Designation and FINRA Series 7, 63 and 65 licenses.

“We are excited to grow our stable value sales team with an accomplished and knowledgeable professional like Joe,” said Chris Conklin, vice president of Individual Annuities and Asset Management Group Sales at The Standard. “With this larger team, we can further serve the investment needs of our advisor partners and their clients.”

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About The Standard

The Standard is the marketing name for StanCorp Financial Group, Inc., and its subsidiaries. StanCorp Equities, Inc., member FINRA, wholesales a group annuity contract issued by Standard Insurance Company and a mutual fund trust platform for retirement plans. Third-party administrative services are provided by Standard Retirement Services, Inc. Investment advisory services are provided by StanCorp Investment Advisers, Inc., a registered investment advisor. StanCorp Equities, Inc., Standard Insurance Company, Standard Retirement Services, Inc., and StanCorp Investment Advisers, Inc., are subsidiaries of StanCorp Financial Group, Inc., and all are Oregon corporations.


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