• June 2019 Anniversaries

    By westernadmin | Friday, May 31, 2019

    Anniversaries are important to us at WIS because it gives us an opportunity to remember why we are all here: (more…)

  • Don’t get caught in the Tax Trigger of a Wash Sale.

    By westernadmin | Friday, May 31, 2019

    The Wash Sale rule is defined as the sale of a security at a loss and then 30 days before or 30 days after this sale, buys a  “substantial identical” stock or security, or acquires a contract or option to...

  • WIS – eMoney and Black Diamond Symposium – June 6th Reminder

    By westernadmin | Thursday, May 30, 2019

    We would like to remind those of you that have registered for our first eMoney and Black Diamond training Symposium that the event is going to be held on June 6, 2019 at the Hotel Constance a block away from the home...

  • Steering Advisors into the future of wealth planning

    By westernadmin | Wednesday, May 29, 2019

    With an unprecedented amount of industry transformation taking place right now, firms need to evolve their value propositions to keep up. Here’s Christopher Vaccaro of Fidelity chatting with Don Bizub, Greg Gohr of Commonwealth Financial Network and R.J. Wood of...

  • Advisor Forum Recap: Investec Asset Management

    By westernadmin | Sunday, May 26, 2019

    On Thursday, May 23, 2019 Abrie Pretorius and Fernando Penaloza of Investec Asset Management hosted an Advisor Forum. They provided an overview of the Investec Global Franchise strategy and Seeking Certainty in Uncertain Times: Intro to Quality Investing. (more…)

  • Tom O’Connell Visits Fidelity’s Headquarters in Boston

    By westernadmin | Friday, May 24, 2019

    Tom O'Connell Visits Fidelity's Headquarters in Boston. Pictured from left to right: Tom, Carolyn Clancy, Executive Vice Pres., Head of Broker Dealer Segment Fidelity Investments Ted Nelson, Senior VP, Regional Managing Director Luke Hannon, Vice Pres., Relationship Manager.

  • E-mail Fraud Schemes

    By westernadmin | Friday, May 24, 2019

    Be Aware of Email Account Compromise Scams. Email Account Compromise (EAC), also known as account hijacking, is a sophisticated scam that targets the general public and professionals associated with, but not limited to, financial and lending institutions, real estate companies,...

  • After the Comeback

    By westernadmin | Friday, May 24, 2019

    In his May 2019 commentary titled After the Comeback, Jurrien Timmer,  Director of Global Macro, Fidelity Global Asset Allocation Division discusses “What’s next after the V-shaped reversal?”. (more…)

  • WIS Holiday Schedule – Memorial Day

    By westernadmin | Wednesday, May 22, 2019

    In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, WIS will be closed Monday, May 27, 2019. All Financial Markets – May 27, 2019; Markets Closed (more…)

  • Investec Advisor Forum – Thu, 5/23

    By westernadmin | Tuesday, May 21, 2019

    You are invited to join an Advisor Forum hosted by Investec Asset Management on Thursday, 05/23 at 11:30 AM at the Pasadena Headquarters (70 S. Lake Ave. Seventh Floor, Pasadena CA 91101). Abrie Pretorius and Fernando Penaloza will provide an...

  • New Logo Sign in Westlake Village

    By westernadmin | Monday, May 20, 2019

    As part of Western International Securities, Inc. California Sponsor A Highway® Program, we have a new sign! (more…)

  • WIS Welcomes Perris Clayton Kaufman, Registered Representative

    By westernadmin | Friday, May 17, 2019

    WIS welcomes Perris Clayton Kaufman, a Financial Advisor. He started his finance career in banking back in 2012, where he quickly rose through the ranks of Premier Banker to the Private Banking Division. (more…)

  • WIS Wishes Managing Director Ellen Shearin a Happy Birthday

    By westernadmin | Friday, May 17, 2019

    Ellen launched into the Financial Services industry 24 years ago as a part-time receptionist at Baraban Securities, thinking it was only temporary. Within a few weeks, she was Assistant to the Branch Manager. (more…)

  • Advisor Forum hosted by Triton Pacific

    By westernadmin | Thursday, May 16, 2019

    You’re invited to join an Advisor Forum hosted by Triton Pacific on Thursday, 6/6 at 11:30 am at the Pasadena Headquarters (70 S. Lake Ave. Seventh Floor, Pasadena CA 91101). (more…)

  • WIS Welcomes Marty Evans, Registered Representative

    By westernadmin | Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    Marty Evans has worked in the securities industry for over 26 years with firms including Morgan Stanley and Ameriprise and is joining our Long Island branch. (more…)

  • WIS Team Building Day One

    By westernadmin | Friday, May 10, 2019

    In an effort to build team cohesion, our home office held an offsite event where our team members put their communication and problem-solving skills to the test in skits based on different scenarios. (more…)

  • Mary’s opera production – Next Weekend & One Weekend only

    By WIS DIRECT | Wednesday, May 8, 2019

    Reaching for the Stars! Our own Mary Palmer, VP of First Impressions, will be singing the role of Cupid in the Pasadena City College Performing & Communication Arts Division Music Department’s presentation of Jacques Offenbach's comedic operetta, Orpheus In the Underworld. (more…)

  • May the 4th be with you

    By westernadmin | Friday, May 3, 2019

    May the 4th be with you!  From the Technology and Cybersecurity team. Star Wars Day, May 4, celebrates George Lucas' Star Wars. (more…)

  • Wealthscape Trading Application Update

    By WIS DIRECT | Wednesday, May 1, 2019

    Please be advised that NFS (Fidelity) is having a system issue with the "Commission Override" option when an order is cancelled and replaced within (more…)