Advisory Roots Help Calif. Bank Survive Difficult Start

Garmhausen, Steve
May 2010
American Banker;5/13/2010, Vol. 175 Issue 74, p7
Trade Publication
The article recalls how wealth management firm Keller Financial Group decided to charter a bank in 2007, unaware of the global financial crisis that lay ahead. The bank, called First Foundation Inc., has fared well, probably due to its roots as an advisory firm. Comments are offered by Scott F. Kavanaugh, the bank's chief executive, and statistics are offered on the bank's assets.


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