August 3, 2018

Investor Series – The Yield Curve and Why it matters

The yield curve is perhaps the most widely used benchmark when discussing U.S. government debt obligations as well as other fixed income securities. What exactly is it and why does it matter? For bonds having equal credit quality but differing maturity dates, the yield curve is a line that plots the interest […]
July 30, 2018

Investor Series – Process

Analysis of securities is of high importance when providing financial and investment advice. It generally falls into two categories that can be classified as qualitative and quantitative. When performed at a high level, the analysis effectively takes the shape of a blend of art and science. A perfect metaphor is […]
July 11, 2018

Minimizing Risk

Best Practices to Protect Yourself from fraudulent activities or hacking attempts.   Protect your information with these tested strategies: ­   *Secure phone and computer networks with up-to-date antivirus software and take precautions in public hotspots ­ and free Wi-Fi places. *Be password savvy by changing all default passwords especially […]
July 9, 2018

Whose new at Shone Asset Management

We are proud to announce that our former intern,  Brianna Gutierrez, has joined Shone Asset Management as a Marketing and Planning Associate. Brianna graduated from Saint Mary’s College with her degree in Finance and her future is very bright. Please welcome her as she embarks on what is sure to […]
July 9, 2018

Market Volatility

Volatility in the markets has always fluctuated. It is never constant. There are periods of relative calm that are then accompanied by periods of massive fluctuations, both in positive and negative directions. Generally, these fluctuations are a result of market forces reacting to major news and rumors. Recently, these reports […]

Mark Shone CFPMark Shone, CFP
President

Phone: 925.472.0874
Mobile: 925-209-3771
Fax: 925-472-0884
E-mail: mshone@shoneassetmgmt.com

Mark Shone, CFP®, founder of Shone Asset Management LLC, is responsible for all aspects of Financial Planning and Asset Management at Shone Asset Management and works directly with clients of the firm. He has been in the business since 1988 and founded the firm in 2005 as a fee only financial planning and asset management business. Prior to founding Shone Asset Management, he was a Managing Director and Neuberger Berman and Lehman Brothers. Mark has a degree in Finance from California State University, Sacramento, competed his certificate in taxation at UCLA and completed a course of study at the Wharton School.

Mark enjoys helping families and clients map out the financial life they want to create and helping them by making smart decisions over time. He has extensive experience speaking on and guiding clients through topics such as retirement planning, preparing for the cost of education, investment allocation strategies, estate planning topics, insurance and behavioral finance. He is committed to helping clients maximize their full wealth potential.

In his spare time Mark enjoys golfing, is an avid sports fan and is a drummer for the band Stagefrite which plays cover songs from the 80’s to today.

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Gail Markham

Director of Client Service

Gail has worked in the Financial Services industry since 1983; as a Bank Manager, and as an Investment Advisor as well as Compliance Manager for major Wall Street firms.  She is a graduate of the University of the Pacific.

Gail is a long time resident of the East Bay.  She lives in Walnut Creek with Will, her husband of 26 years.  She has two children, Jack & Kelly who are college students.

Gail enjoys golf, hiking, traveling, gardening, wine and college basketball.

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Griffin Daniel Sheehy

I came on board with Shone Asset Management in 2016 and as Financial Associate, I provide support in the areas of investment planning, financial planning, and portfolio management. I am a graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s Orfalea College of Business where I earned a Bachelor of Science of Quantitative Economics concentrated in Financial Management. Post-graduation, I went straight to work for Waddell & Reed, which is a large advisory firm that specializes in financial and investment planning. I started there in an assistant-type role until earning my Series 7 and Series 66 licenses and at that time promptly transitioned into an Advisor Associate role. Having those licenses allowed me to not only engage in full support on the client servicing side, but in the financial and investment planning process as well. This is where I learned just how critical developing, implementing, and constantly reviewing a solid all around plan is to the success of one’s financial goals. While in college, I interned at Northwestern Mutual in Sacramento where I earned my Insurance License and was educated in the value of managing the risk of unforeseen events in life. I also interned at a small commodities market research firm based in Petaluma, California called Streetwise Reports.

I am married and in my free time I enjoy outdoor activities with my beautiful wife like taking beach trips and hiking. I also enjoy playing sports in local leagues for baseball and basketball.