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Since 1977

Since 1977, First Wilshire has been serving high net-worth individuals and institutional investors guided by a value philosophy: recognizing companies with great prospects at an attractive price. Our Portfolio Managers and Analysts have the energy and tenacity to find such companies, and the patience to hold a position until other investors recognize its value. This discipline applied to undiscovered companies with small capitalization is the most distinguishing characteristic of our firm. Our dedication to performing in-depth, internally-generated research has allowed First Wilshire to attract a loyal following of like-minded professionals and investors.

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Cybersecurity: Protecting Your Identity, Data and Assets

The First Wilshire Team takes extra steps to ensure our clients data is secure but it’s always a good idea for individuals to be aware of common cyber threats, how cyber-criminals use stolen data and best practices for protecting your data. The following presentation provides useful information on protecting your identity, data and assets. • […]

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How Socially Conscious are ESG Funds?

The concept of socially conscious investing, known as ESG (for Environmental, Social, and Governance investment criteria) has been around a long time but has picked up steam in recent years. One of your portfolio managers did his senior project in college under the guidance of one of the early professors in the ESG area, who […]

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High Valuations and High Compensation in the Russell 2000

The top 10 Russell 2000 companies had a combined market capitalization of $66.1 billion, produce pre-stock compensation after tax profit of $815.8 million of which they paid out $357.5 mil in stock compensation (44%). The median stock compensation of the top 10 was 32.0% and trade at a price-to-earnings multiple of 144x. This is a […]

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