CEO Roundtable: Bankers cross fingers for regulatory relief
February 22, 2017
Boulder President, Eric Long, recently attended BizWest‘s CEO Banking Roundtable on February 21st. Eric and other leaders in the banking […]
The Move to EMV: What Businesses Need to Consider
August 25, 2015
October 1, 2015, will mark a significant shift for businesses that accept credit card payments. On that day, merchants will […]
The Mobile Payments Revolution and Kids: A Financial Literacy Guide
June 15, 2015
As mobile payment technology starts to take hold, experts are predicting a historic change in how we pay for things. […]
EMV: Changing the Way We Do Business
June 18, 2014
The credit card world will soon be undergoing a big transformation in the United States. On October 1, 2015, all […]
First Western Named to Top 250 Private Companies
October 11, 2013
First Western Financial, Inc. (“First Western”) has been recognized by ColoradoBiz magazine as one of the Top 250 Private Companies. This […]
First Western Named a Top Investment Manager on Denver Business Journal’s Top of the List
March 22, 2013
DENVER – March 22, 2013 – First Western Financial Inc. (“First Western”) has been named one of Colorado’s top five […]
Messes, Mediocrity, Mystery and Mistakes
July 1, 2012
On Tuesday, June 5, 2012 First Western’s Chief Investment Officer, Warren Olsen, held a conference call with clients to discuss the current state of the financial markets.
A Connected View
June 1, 2012
Protecting your assets from “creditors and predators” is an important and often overlooked wealth preservation strategy. Understanding the potential threats that exist and following up with applicable action plan will better help you to preserve and protect your legacy.
May 1, 2012
Having your new young adult execute a few simple legal documents on or shortly after their eighteenth birthday helps prepare the family for unexpected life-threatening situations. It also provides an opportunity to instill the importance of estate planning throughout their adult life.
Our Place in the World, Financially Speaking
March 1, 2012
To gain insight on what to expect from the markets in 2012, it's important to examine the events of 2011. Although a difficult year in terms of returns, the macro events such as the tsunami in Japan, the European sovereign debt crisis and the Arab Spring weighed heavily on the markets. These major global events swamped micro decisions making it a very difficult year for money managers.