Los Angeles, CA – June 26, 2020 – Wedbush Securities is pleased to announce Howard E. Kern has joined Wedbush Securities as Managing Director, Investments. The veteran wealth manager brings his $150AUM to an expanding Los Angeles office and reports to Branch Manager, Douglas Pryor.
Howard 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.
“I was impressed with the firm’s entrepreneurial spirit and philosophy of working together as a partnership, and it was the deciding factor for me wanting to be a part of Wedbush,” stated Howard Kern. “I am excited for what the future brings and this new chapter in my wealth management career.”
Doug Pryor adds, “I am thrilled to have an advisor like Howard join our Wedbush family in our Los Angeles office. His decades-long industry experience and dedication to giving back to his community will fit right in with our WedbushCares initiatives.”
Howard 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.
About Wedbush Securities
Since our founding in 1955, Wedbush has been a leader in the financial services industry, providing our clients, both private and institutional, with a wide range of securities brokerage, wealth management, and investment banking services; Headquartered in Los Angeles, California with 100 registered offices and nearly 900 colleagues, the firm focuses on client service and financial safety, innovation, and the utilization of advanced technology.