METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo has taken an equity stake in Manhattan West Asset Management, a Manhattan Beach, California-based advisory firm, where he's a client.
Manhattan West Asset Management has transitioned over 90 percent of its client base since becoming an independent RIA firm five months ago.
"Having experienced a range of their capabilities first hand, I'm excited to support Manhattan West's growth and expansion," says Trujillo. "Having an entrepreneurial streak myself, joining the firm as an equity partner made sense on a number of levels."
With many of its clients hailing from the world of sports, music and entertainment, Manhattan West continues to expand its stable of experienced senior advisory board members with deep roots in entertainment. Joining Roy Salter, Eric Briggs and Brian Brady on the board is Robert Mendez, veteran Disney and Paramount attorney/executive.
"Manhattan West is uniquely positioned to understand the issues surrounding entertainment clients with complex needs. I'm proud to support their efforts," says Mendez. "I've known Lorenzo for almost 20 years and could not have more respect and admiration for a business professional."
Manhattan West is a Latino-owned financial service firm, one of the few in the country providing full-service wealth management. Additionally, Manhattan West was accepted into the New America Alliance. Founded in 1999, the NAA is dedicated to advancing the economic development of the American Latino business community whose members work directly with and are a part of the very fabric of the public institutional community.
"We are very excited with the direction of our firm since launching this past June," said Lorenzo Esparza, CEO and founding principal at Manhattan West Asset Management. "My goal is to make Manhattan West one of the most admired and respected independent financial service firms in the country."
Manhattan West Asset Management is an independent Registered Investment Adviser headquartered in Manhattan Beach. The firm provides exceptional client service for ultra-high net worth and institutional investors. Well-known individuals from the world of business, sports, music and entertainment as well as public and private pension funds, endowments, and foundations trust Manhattan West's advisors to grow and preserve their hard-earned capital. The firm is led by Lorenzo Esparza, veteran financial advisor and wealth manager and offers advisors an intra-preneurial environment within which to serve clients as a true fiduciary. Partner advisors receive access to the financial technology, account aggregation, reporting and compliance platforms available.
For more information, visit www.mwestasset.com.