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2555 Townsgate Road
Suite 300
Westlake Village, CA 91361


(805) 370-1444



As a  boutique firm, Western International Securities, Inc. is agile and able to embrace change to bring clients the latest in thinking.

I began my career working locally in financial services when there were more sheep than people. After marrying my beautiful wife, Marta, and admiring how she helped so many individuals serving as a psychologist, I saw that I too could make a difference. In 1998, I became an independent financial advisor, offering my clients financial solutions that work best for their needs.

My wife and I raised three incredible children while serving the community and now enjoy our five granddaughters, two cats and time on the golf course.

People that know me well describe me as honest and conscientious.  A man of my word.  Down to earth. I look forward to getting to know your family and helping you with your financial future.

My core objective is to help clients make well informed decisions about their investments. With my suite of software I can clearly help analyze Social Security benefit options, quantify and explain risks and returns of a portfolio, analyze costs of investments, and the project your probability of success with planning software. 

Through my relationship with AssetMark, a third party asset manager, I have access to multiple asset managers with a wide variety of strategies, the flexibility to mix and match strategies and the ability to easily make changes with little or no paperwork..  AssetMark performs extensive due diligence and on-going reviews of the asset management team and provides the technology for their services.  The AssetMark accounts are fee-based and costs are completely transparent.  I have listed a few key AssetMark strategists below. 

Clark Capital founded in 1986 is primarily an employee owned and independent investment firm.  Clark provides us with sophisticated strategies designed to enhance, preserve and transfer wealth for affluent individuals and families.

My partners at Clark are part of a highly tenured, dedicated Investment Team whom constantly monitor the markets and exhaustively research a number of investment vehicles and techniques.

Click here to visit the Clark Capital website

 Rochdale Investment Management (CNR) began over 25 years and provides us with private client expertise. My partners at Rochdale have decades of combined investment experience, and at their core we are an analytically-driven and research-focused firm.

Through Rochdale, I gain extensive capabilities in equity and fixed income research and an asset allocation framework which integrates leading-edge strategies across all asset classes.

Click here to visit the Rochdale website.

Aris Corporation was established in 1974 with holistic and client focused financial solutions.  Aris offers me the ability to integrate specialized targeted strategies for clients whose goals may not fit with those of a traditionally-allocated portfolio. 

My partners at Aris' use an investment management process based on managing risk and providing superior asset allocation. We quantitatively evaluate portfolio risk, taking into consideration the correlation of assets within the portfolio. 

Click here to visit Aris Management website.


Rick Norkin has over 30-years of financial services consulting experience, working with individuals and small business.

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