IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 17, 2018--First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ: FFWM), a financial services company with two wholly-owned operating subsidiaries, First Foundation Advisors and First Foundation Bank, announced the appointment of Raymond Mow as Managing Director of Fixed Income. In his new role, Mow serves on the company’s investment management team and will oversee the firm’s fixed income investment portfolios.

“We are very excited to welcome Raymond to the team, and we know his experience will make an immediate positive impact to our investment management offering,” said John Hakopian, President of First Foundation Advisors. “Fixed income is an important part of our asset allocation for many of our clients, and we are pleased to have a senior leader like Raymond leading our efforts in this area.”

Mow brings over 25 years of experience in managing financial portfolios and working with advisory teams. Prior to joining First Foundation, he was Senior Portfolio Manager at Highmark Capital Management where he focused on municipal bond asset management and assisted the wealth management team in constructing and reviewing their clients’ portfolios. Mow will bring these skills to First Foundation working closely with the firm’s financial advisors to develop investment strategies utilizing fixed income assets to help clients achieve their financial goals.

“First Foundation Advisors has a built quality reputation as a wealth manager with a sophisticated investment management offering,” said Mow. “I am looking forward to working with the team to help deliver these solutions to clients and continue the excellent client service that clients have come to expect from First Foundation.”

About First Foundation

First Foundation, a financial institution founded in 1990, provides private wealth management, personal banking, and business banking. The Company has offices in California, Nevada, and Hawaii with headquarters in Irvine, California. For more information, please visit www.firstfoundationinc.com.

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