BWS Financial was started by Hamed Khorsand in 2000. BWS provides independent stock specific research focused on companies with distinct value that are going through a special situation where there is a tangible catalyst not priced in. BWS has a generalist approach while many of the ideas do end up being industrial, technology, media, and telecom.
BWS provides independent stock specific research focused on companies with distinct value that are going through a special situation where there is a tangible catalyst not priced in. The catalyst can be anything from new product, restructuring, M&A, management change, change in business strategy, etc. BWS’s focus is to understand the change and evaluate the potential return for investors.
BWS utilizes a self formed proprietary approach in discovering stocks by putting great emphasis on deep research. BWS does generate short recommendations following a similar criteria.
Hamed’s interest in the stock market started at the age of 9 watching the markets with his grandfather. Hamed founded BWS Financial in 2000. At first providing a weekly newsletter and then managing money for individuals. His research focus led to transitioning BWS to purely provide equity research. He graduated from University of Southern California. Hamed is a board member of the Securities Traders of Los Angeles (STALA).
Vahid joined BWS Financial in 2006. Vahid broadens BWS’s generalist approach with essential insights in different industries. He graduated from California State University Long Beach and received his MBA from Pepperdine University. He is an appointee to the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority Service Council, and an appointed member of Los Angeles World Airport’s Van Nuys Airport Citizen Advisory Council.
BWS Financial is committed to being a leading citizen in Los Angeles and especially in the San Fernando Valley. The firm annually donates 10% of income to surrounding nonprofits. Over the years BWS has supported: Los Angeles Team Mentoring, Encino Chamber of Commerce, San Fernando Valley Jaycees, Valley Village, ONEgeneration, LAPD Valley Traffic Advisory Council, LAPD Devonshire PALS, LAPD West Valley PALS, LAPD West Valley Jeopardy, Mid-Valley YMCA, USC Norris Hospital, Valley Interfaith Council, Los Angeles Food Bank, Providence Tarzana Foundation, and Child Development Institute.
We are always looking for talented professionals with Wall Street experience. Please email your resumes to BWS Financial.