Angeles Wealth Management announced the appointment of Edward Lowndes as chief operating officer and chief compliance officer.

Lowndes will oversee compliance protocols and lead the evolution of the firm’s comprehensive wealth management platform. He will work out of the company’s Santa Monica office.

He brings decades of experience in wealth management operations, risk management, and technology implementation. In his new role, Lowndes will optimize Angeles Wealth’s operational infrastructure to support the firm’s continued growth, including the ongoing buildout of its personalized discretionary portfolio and private wealth platform.

Before Angeles Wealth, Lowndes served as chief operating officer at First Foundation Advisors and held operations and risk management roles at Brandes Investment Partners, BNY Mellon–Lockwood, The Vanguard Group, and Prudential Securities.