On the heels of announcing a new president, EP Wealth Advisors in Los Angeles says it has appointed Bennett Gross as an investment strategist.

Before joining EP Wealth Advisors, a fee-based financial planning and investment management firm, Gross was director of wealth management for Pacific Wealth Advisors.

He also chaired the Investment Policy Committee for the former Financial Management Advisors, a Los Angeles-based money management firm that had been acquired in 2008 by First Western Investment Management. Gross began his financial advisory career at Morgan Stanley, then eventually co-founded and acted as chief investment officer of Windward Capital Management Co., a wealth management firm in Los Angeles. 

“He is a great addition to our team and his decision to join the firm marks another step on our growth trajectory,” according to Patrick Goshtigian, president of EP Wealth Advisors.

Donna Mitchell writes for Financial Planning.