Wedbush Securities, an LA-based financial services provider, announced this week that it has appointed Frank Epinger as Managing Director, Regional Executive of the Los Angeles Area.
Wedbush Securities provides securities brokerage, wealth management, and investment banking services. In the new role, Epinger will be based in the firm’s LA headquarters and will report to Senior Vice President and Head of Private Wealth Management Branch Network, Don Gorsch.
Epinger joins Wedbush from JP Morgan
Epinger is a veteran in the wealth management space, having nearly three decades worth of experience in the industry. He joins Wedbush from JP Morgan, where he was a managing director and held a senior regional leadership role.
At the multinational investment bank, where he worked for almost four years, Epinger oversaw more than 65 financial advisors and $11 billion in assets under management, the company said in the statement.
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Commenting on his new role, Epinger said in the statement released on Tuesday: “It’s a great time to be joining Wedbush, especially as the firm continues to expand its Wealth Management footprint. I’m eager to introduce and share our strategic vision and opportunities in the Los Angeles area, the birthplace of the firm some 64 years ago.”
During his nearly 30-year career, Epinger was the Vice President of UBS for more than a decade from 1990 until 2000, according to his LinkedIn profile. He was also a director at HighTower for more than a year and was an executive director at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney for almost 13 years.
“We are pleased to welcome Frank to the firm as we continue to grow our Wealth Management division,” added Gorsch in the statement. “Frank’s is an accomplished leader whose vision and approach aligns with the high-caliber of service and expertise we provide our clients.”
In addition to his career experience, Frank is a graduate of the University of Richmond and holds an MBA from the University of Michigan.