Edward Vela has 17 years of wealth management experience working with high-net-worth investors. He started his career with Merrill Lynch and gained most of his experience as Vice President, Senior Private Client Advisor with JPMorgan in San Ramon, Ca. Edward is now an Independent Financial Advisor in Los Angeles California. Edward earned an MBA degree from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. He also graduated from UCLA with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, specializing in International Relations and Economics. Edward also earned a certification in journalism from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. As an exchange undergrad student in Brazil, he developed a passion for documentary filmmaking and became an independent journalist, desiring to give a voice to those in economically distressed communities. Edward became an award-winning documentarian in 2018 when he premiered his film, “God’s Tenants,” at the Los Angeles Brazilian Film Festival. Edward authors and manages an investment column for GEARS Magazine. Check out his articles in .