Alexander F. Barron
Senior Investment Counselor & Assistant Compliance Officer
Alexander F. Barron graduated from Tanenbaum College with a Bachelor of Arts in Talmudic Law, whereupon he continued another two years in graduate school in Advanced Talmudic Law. He has worked for several member firms of the New York Stock Exchange working on both the Institutional and Retail sides of the Industry. He has held the following positions in the securities industry; Registered Representative, General Securities Principal, State Securities Agent, and Investment Adviser Representative. He joined VSM, Inc. near its inception in 1992. Alex has over 34 years’ experience as an investment professional.
He has lectured and taught investment analysis as an adjunct professor. Alex has published many articles for local papers and periodicals, as well writing a monthly financial column for the Senior Digest of Maryland. As a former board member of the Baltimore County Department of Aging, he has lectured to senior groups on the awareness of financial abuse and victimization to the elderly.
Alex’s areas of specialty encompass portfolio advisory that incorporates family wealth needs for retirement, educational, and financial planning. He is also the fiduciary advisor for 401(k) and 403(b) retirement plans for businesses and non-profit organizations.
Alex is a volunteer personal finance counselor with Mesila of Baltimore (a nonprofit organization which provides awareness and a path to financial stability for Baltimore families). He also serves as a board member for Bnos Yisroel School of Baltimore. He served as vice president for Shearith Israel Congregation (est. 1851), as well as a co-chairman of the multi-million dollar capital campaign. He served as a board member for The Associated Shemesh organization -a community wide program providing special educational support for Jewish children with learning difficulties. He was one of the founding board members, as well as an instructor for Ateris Tzvi College in Baltimore. He is also a founding member and certified EMT with Hatzalah of Baltimore.
Alex, a Baltimore native, makes his home in the Cross Country neighborhood, with his wife Malka, and five children.