Sandra Malamed

Portfolio Analyst

Sandra joined L&S Advisors in 2016. Sandra works closely with her husband Ken Malamed and the Investment Committee doing research on the firm’s equity holdings and providing support for the firm’s high-net-worth clients.

In 1985, Sandra and Ken founded Financial Management Advisors, LLC, which was eventually acquired. Later, she worked at First Western Capital Management Company, where she served as Senior Vice President and as an equity analyst.

Sandra is also a historian and author of The Jews of Early America: A Chronicle of Good Taste and Good Deeds and The Return to Judaism: Descendants from the Inquisition Discovering Their Jewish Roots. She has lectured throughout the United States and abroad at various historical societies and museums and has been a scholar in residence for many private organizations. She has also served as visiting curator at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles and the American Jewish Historical Society in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Sandra holds a B.A. in English and performed graduate work at UCLA and the Peabody Museum in Salem, Massachusetts.

On the personal side

Sandra has been happily married to her husband and business partner, Ken, for over fifty years. They have three children, five grandchildren, and twelve god-children. In her free time, she enjoys gardening and watching French and Italian television to keep up her language skills.

Sandra is a proud supporter of both the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and the Walt Disney Concert Hall, particularly their initiatives to sponsor talented young musicians in financial need and to expose inner-city students to classical music. She is also passionate about historical programs dedicated to preserving and teaching about America’s incredible origins and culture. For over forty years, she has supported Colonial Williamsburg and Monticello through their respective foundations. She also is involved with MY HERO, a non-profit educational project that provides cameras and media tools to people across the globe—including third-world countries—so they can tell their stories.

Sandra was named in “Who’s Who of Women in America” and is a founding member of the Founders’ Group of the USC School of Cinematic Arts and a member of the Board of Overseers of the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Something you may not know about Sandra

Sandra is currently writing a series of lectures on the mercantile trade between China and the West, starting with Marco Polo and the Silk Road.

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