Hurricane Relief and Retirement Fund Hardship Withdrawals

Daniel Fan – Director of Wealth Planning

Although easier to obtain for those impacted by Harvey, hardship withdrawals should only be taken after careful consideration.

Executive Summary

Ensuring Your Employees Stay Safe During the Heat

by JOSEPH FISCO, VP, Director of Safety and Health, First Foundation Insurance Services

Heat Illness Prevention

Extreme heat can put workers health at risk. Fortunately, most cases of heat illness are preventable. Cal/OSHA has put out guidelines to keep your employees safe during times of extreme heat. There are 4 required steps: 

  1. Training
  2. Water
  3. Shade
  4. Planning

Training

First Foundation Bank Appoints Andres Melgar as Vice President, Branch Manager of its San Diego Location

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ: FFWM), a financial services company with two wholly-owned operating subsidiaries, First Foundation Advisors and First Foundation Bank, announced today the appointment of Andres Melgar as Vice President, Branch Manager at the bank’s new San Diego location.

First Foundation to Participate in Raymond James U.S. Bank Conference

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ: FFWM), a financial services company with two wholly-owned operating subsidiaries, First Foundation Advisors and First Foundation Bank, today announced that Scott F. Kavanaugh, CEO, is scheduled to participate in the Raymond James U.S. Bank Conference in Chicago, IL at the JW Marriott Chicago.

Mr. Kavanaugh will present from 11:00 a.m. ET to 11:30 a.m. ET on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. First Foundation will be available to meet with institutional investors at the conference.

WealthManagement.com 2017 Midyear Outlook

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2017 Midyear Outlook

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The Actors Fund Announces New Partnership with First Foundation Inc. to Provide Financial Literacy and Build Fundraising Capabilities

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Actors Fund, the national human services agency that helps everyone in performing arts and entertainment in times of need, crisis or transition, announced today that it has received a “Supporting Our Communities” grant from First Foundation Inc., which includes both a cash grant of $5,000 and pro bono consulting to help The Fund’s Western Council build its fundraising capacity. In addition, First Foundation, Inc.

OC Banks’ Q2 Mostly Positive

(As Featured in "Orange County Business Journal")

Four of the five biggest banks based in Orange County reported last week that profits improved in the second quarter... Read More

Long-dated Treasury yields see weekly climb

(As Featured in "MarketWatch")

Long-dated Treasury yields rose for the week as recovering commodity prices, particularly for oil, and some stronger-than-expected economic data raised growth and inflation expectations. 

A Not-So-Lonely Planet

The U.S. has been the best house on the block. U.S. stocks have significantly outperformed international stocks since the financial crisis. But this year, for the first time in a long time, international markets are outperforming the U.S. Our lonely stock market rally is not so lonely any longer. Are we on the verge of a change in leadership? Is it time to dust off the passport in search of overseas opportunities? 

Another hot summer day in Rome

First Foundation Announces 2017 Second Quarter Financial Results

  • Earnings per diluted share of $0.28 for the second quarter, $0.46 for the first six months
  • Strong growth in revenues 40% and income 146%
  • Another quarter of strong loan and deposit growth

 

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ: FFWM), a financial services company with two wholly-owned operating subsidiaries, First Foundation Advisors (“FFA”) and First Foundation Bank (“FFB”), announced today its financial results for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2017.