Investment Professionals

Bill Laughridge co-founded Cypress Capital to provide investment advisory and portfolio management of fixed-income securities. Bill is responsible for overall firm management, investment strategy, business development and marketing.

Bill was the President and CEO of a multi-office bank with over a billion dollars in assets located in the Chicago area. As the Chief Investment Officer for the bank, Bill established the investment policy, researched the various investment opportunities and executed the investment strategy for the bank. The bank achieved notable success; growing earnings during his 24 year tenure at a rate in excess of 18% compounded annually, one of the highest in the industry.

Bill has his BA from UW-Whitewater, his MBA from Northern Illinois University and received his CPA certificate in 1981.

Andrea Hosbein is responsible for the implementation of investment strategy, portfolio management, research and trading. Andrea has twenty years of experience in the investment field. Before co-founding Cypress Capital, Andrea spent twelve years as a Senior Fixed income specialist and managed the six billion dollar fixed-income trading desk at Harris Bank. Andrea was responsible for developing overall strategy for tax-exempt accounts and construction of the optimal tax-exempt portfolios.

Andrea began her career at Society National Bank in Cleveland in municipal trading and underwriting; she then worked in mortgage-back and agency securities at Kemper Securities. Andrea received her B.S. in Finance from Indiana University. Andrea is an executive Board member of the Children's Memorial Hospital Service Board and the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Program and is a trustee of the Notebaert Nature Museum .

Cypress Capital is 100% employee owned and is registered with the SEC as an indpendent Investment advisor.
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