Howard E. Kern is the Managing Director, Investments in the Los Angeles office of Wedbush Securities. He has more than 32 years of wealth management experience, working closely with high net worth clients and businesses. Before joining Wedbush Securities, Howard spent 28 years with UBS, where he was recognized as a Top Branch Manager in 2017, from OnWallSreet. He spent the previous two years with Smith Barney, and got his start in the financial services industry as an investment associate with Drexel Burnham Lambert.

He received his Bachelor’s degree in Economics, with a Minor in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. In 2019 he was honored with the Widney Alumni House Award, recognizing outstanding volunteer commitment to his alma mater. Howard is a FINRA-Registered General Securities Representative, Registered Investment Advisor Representative, and holds life insurance and variable annuity licenses.

Howard currently resides in Los Angeles, California. A big believer in community involvement, Howard is active and serves on the board for a number of national non-profit organizations and has been recognized multiple times nationally for his volunteerism.


  • Asset Management
  • Financial Planning
  • Retirement Planning
  • Wealth Management


  • Holds his Series 3, 7, 8, 63 & 65 licenses
  • CA Insurance Lic. #0B35791

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