DENVER – March 22, 2013 – First Western Financial Inc. (“First Western”) has been named one of Colorado’s top five investment managers and financial planners on the Denver Business Journal’s Top of the List.
“It’s an honor to be recognized as a leader in the Colorado business community for our investment management efforts,” said Warren Olsen, Chief Investment Officer of First Western. “First Western has worked hard to earn its place at the helm of investment management practices in Colorado, and we continue to provide our clients with exceptional service with every step forward.”
The Denver Business Journal highlights select businesses from “The Book of Lists” in weekly columns that are the top companies in each area. The lists include recognition of the top law firms, lenders and other leaders in the Colorado business sector.
Despite a challenging economic environment, First Western has maintained a strong presence as a top wealth management firm. In 2012, First Western managed $3.9 billion in total assets and has since grown that number to its current level of $4.5 billion. The company continues to expand its services, opening two new offices in Wyoming in the first half of 2012. In the past five years, First Western’s staff has nearly doubled, growing from 90 associates to 175.
About First Western Trust
First Western Trust strives to be the best private bank and trust company for the Western wealth management client by providing comprehensive, tailored solutions in the areas of wealth planning, private banking, investment management, and trusts and estates. First Western also offers expertise in retirement services, insurance, and business banking. First Western’s services are integrated through ConnectView, a proprietary approach that focuses on a client’s entire financial picture. Built for those with an entrepreneurial spirit, the firm has offices in Arizona, California, Colorado, and Wyoming.
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