Edward W. Wedbush, Founder of Wedbush Securities Passes Away at the Age of 87

Founder of Leading Financial Services Firm on the West Coast, was a legendary entrepreneur and early innovative force in the industry.

Wedbush Securities is mourning the loss of Edward W. Wedbush, its legendary founder and financial industry entrepreneur and innovator. Ed passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 5, 2020, surrounded by close family, at his home in Rancho Santa Fe, California.

Edward Wedbush’s leadership in financial services dates back to 1955 with the founding of Wedbush & Company, later renamed Wedbush Securities, which has become the preeminent diversified, full-service, self-clearing, investment services and investment banking firm headquartered in the western United States.  Ed served as President and CEO for 63 years of the Firm‘s 65 years of continuity. His dedication to Wedbush‘s clients and colleagues was and will remain unsurpassed.

Wedbush Securities Board of Directors: “Our hearts are heavy upon learning of Edward Wedbush’s passing. Edward is and will always be remembered as a pioneer in financial services. Our thoughts and sincere condolences are with his wife Jean, his children Gary, Eric, and Leigh Ann, as well as with our entire Wedbush family at this time.”