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Wedbush Securities Welcomes Paul Edwards as Head of Retail Municipal Trading in Private Client Services

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 19, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wedbush Securities, one of the nation's leading diversified financial services firms, is pleased to welcome Paul M. Edwards as Head of Retail Municipal Trading for Private Client Services ("PCS"). He is located in the Wedbush corporate office in downtown Los Angeles. Paul's role will be dedicated to municipal trading with a strong emphasis on retail.

Paul is a respected 17-year veteran of trading and brokering in the municipal bond market and was previously the Head of Distressed Municipal Trading for R.W. Smith & Associates. His past experience also includes Fixed Income Trading & Sales at Merrill Lynch and Prudential Securities. Paul is the current President and former Treasurer of the Los Angeles Municipal Bond Club and holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

"Paul's hire further strengthens the firm's efforts in continuing to build on relationships with retail brokers and the trading desk," states Dru Gilbert, Vice President and Office Manager of Wedbush's Sacramento and Roseville offices. "Having known Paul and his business for the past 6 years, he brings an admirable reputation, integrity, and fair practices to Wedbush and the PCS Municipal Trading division. We are delighted to have him join us as a colleague, and for the value he will bring to Wedbush and Private Client Services."

Wedbush Securities' Private Client Services Group provides differentiated wealth management services through approximately 400 financial advisors across more than 100 offices nationwide. Wedbush Financial Advisors are dedicated to clients' financial success, establishing relationships built on trust, supported by a firm built on experience, stability, and innovation.

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Since our founding in 1955, Wedbush has been a leader in the financial industry providing our clients with a wide range of services; including retail and institutional sales, clearing services, equity research, corporate and municipal finance, equity market making, fixed income trading, and wealth management. Headquartered in Los Angeles, with over 100 registered offices, the firm focuses on relentless service, client financial safety, continuity, and advanced technology. Wedbush Securities is the largest subsidiary of holding company WEDBUSH, Inc., which also includes affiliated firms Wedbush Asset Management, Wedbush Capital Partners, Wedbush Opportunity Partners, and Lime Brokerage LLC.
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CONTACT: Teny Josephbek 213.688.8057 publicrelations@wedbush.comSource:Wedbush Securities