Kenneth D. Malamed

Senior Managing Director and Portfolio Manager

Ken Malamed brings over four decades of investment industry experience to L&S Advisors, where he leverages the time-tested methodologies and strategies which have helped make him successful throughout his career. As Senior Managing Director, he is responsible for maintaining and growing the firm’s ever-expanding roster of high-net-worth, ultra-high-net-worth, and institutional clientele. He also serves as a member of the firm’s Investment Committee, where his focus is on income-oriented securities.

Ken began his career in 1970 when he co-founded the Financial Management Group. Seven years later, he launched Bear Stearns Asset Management and served as President of the group. In 1985, he founded Financial Management Advisors, LLC, along with his wife Sandra Malamed. He served as President and Chief Investment Officer (CIO) until 2008, when the firm was acquired. Prior to joining L&S, Ken worked at First Western Capital Management Company as Vice-Chairman and CIO of the Century City office.

Ken holds a B.S. in finance and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. Ken is admitted to practice law in California.

On the personal side

Ken and his wife Sandra have been married over fifty years and enjoy three children, five grandchildren, and twelve god-children.

Ken’s main hobby is work, but he also enjoys Scrabble, bridge, the occasional golf game, and reading mysteries and legal thrillers.

Ken is an ardent supporter of the arts in Los Angeles, particularly the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Hollywood Bowl, and the film program at the University of Southern California (USC). He is a founding member of the Founders’ Group of the USC School of Cinematic Arts, a member of the Board of Overseers of the Walt Disney Concert Hall, and a member of the Chancellor’s Associates of UCLA. He is also active with numerous charitable and cultural organizations worldwide, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Sinai Temple, the Huntington Library, and Griffith Observatory.

Something you may not know about Ken

Ken and Sandra have lived in Beverlywood since 1969. In 1980, they bought the property next door and built a legitimate compound (the family-friendly kind, not the doomsday survivalist variety). Although they are now empty nesters, they enjoy hosting large gatherings of family and friends.

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