Who We Are
American Investors Group, Inc. (ï¿½Americanï¿½) is a registered securities firm established in 1987 to provide investments and investment banking opportunities to individuals and institutional clients. While we offer an array of investment alternatives through our professional account executives, we specialize in underwriting and distributing first mortgage secured bonds issued by not-for-profit religious institutions, primarily churches.
American Investors Group, Inc. commenced operations in 1987 and is a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA); Securities Investors Protection Corporation (SIPC); National Association of Church and Institutional Financing Organization (NACIFO) and is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Our executive offices are located at 10237 Yellow Circle Drive, Minnetonka (Minneapolis), Minnesota 55343. Our telephone number is: 1-800-815-1175. See ï¿½Contact Information: for Home Office and branch locations, and our executive officers. Visit the FINRA Regulation Website at:
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Principals of American Investors Group, Inc.
Philip J. Myers is President and owner of American Investors Group. He has been an officer and owner of the firm since 1989 and Chief Executive Officer since 1996. Mr. Myers earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in 1977 from the State University of New York at Binghamton and his Juris Doctor Degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law in 1980. From 1980 until 1982, Mr. Myers served as an attorney with the Division of Market Regulation of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. and from 1982 to 1984, Mr. Myers as an enforcement attorney with the Securities and Exchange Commission branch office in of San Francisco. From 1984 to 1986, he was employed as an attorney with the San Francisco law firm of Wilson, Ryan and Compilongo where he specialized in corporate finance, securities and broker-dealer matters. From 1986 to 1988, Mr. Myers was Senior Vice-President and General Counsel of Financial Planners Equity Corporation, a 400-broker securities dealer formerly located in Marin County, California. He is an inactive member of the New York, California, and Minnesota Bar Associations, and a registered General Securities Principal.
Scott J. Marquis is Chief Financial and Operating Officer of American Investors Group where he has been employed since 1987. Prior to his employment with the firm, Mr. Marquis was employed for approximately seven years with the Minneapolis-based broker-dealer, Piper Jaffray Companies, in various capacities within its operations department. Mr. Marquis attended the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota and served in the United States Coast Guard Reserve. Mr. Marquis is a licensed financial principal and registered representative of American Investors Group, Inc., holds his Series 7, 63, and 27 registrations from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc., and holds a Minnesota life/accident/health insurance license.
Ken Deusterman has been in the securities industry since 1978 working with Offerman & Company as a registered representative, divisional manager and regional manager. He has been affiliated with American Investors Group since 1995, where he is Senior Analyst in the Underwriting Department. He graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1971 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics. From 1971 to 1977, he was on the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ. In 2002, he graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bethel Seminary with a Masterï¿½s degree in Theological Studies.