Investments

Southland Credit Union is pleased to announce the addition of Southland Investment Services. The Southland Investment Services team features two experienced financial advisors, Steven Lakso and Mohammed Ayala.

As a Member-owned financial cooperative, your Credit Union continually looks for ways to expand the products and services you have access to and better meet the needs of our Members.

Southland Investment Services will continue to be part of the LPL Financial national network of independent financial service providers, providing resources, tools, and technology to support Lakso and Ayala in the delivery of personal, objective financial advice.

The introduction of Southland Investment Services will better integrate the investment services program into the overall credit union, however all the services offered previously through LPL Financial will remain unchanged. Southland Members can continue to enjoy the same portfolio of financial services to help work toward their financial goals through the delivery of objective financial advice and customized strategies.

Members seeking comprehensive, personalized investment services are encouraged to contact Steven Lakso or Mohammed Ayala for a free consultation. Lakso is based in Southland’s Los Alamitos office, and Ayala is based in the Downey branch. Both advisors are available for appointments at any Southland Credit Union branch upon request.

Southland Investment Services Include:

  • IRA Rollover Services
  • Individual Retirement Accounts
  • Tax Deferred Investments
  • Business Retirement Plans
  • Annuities
  • Insurance Products
  • Financial & Estate Planning

Whether you’re a first-time or experienced investor, the advisors at Southland Investment Services are a great asset in your retirement planning, tax reduction strategies, rollover services, annuities, insurance needs, and more.

Schedule a free consultation today!

To learn more about these and other investment tools or schedule a FREE no obligation consultation, contact: 

Steven Lakso, CFP®
Wealth Advisor
Phone: 562-936-8714
Cell: 714-315-5162
CA Insurance License # 0D36743
SLakso@SouthlandCU.org

Located at:
10701 Los Alamitos Blvd., Los Alamitos, CA 90720

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Mohammed Ayala, CIMA®, CRPC®
Wealth Advisor
Phone: 562-936-8708
Cell: 310-844-3260
CA Insurance License # 0E14284
MAyala@SouthlandCU.org

Located at:
8545 Florence Ave., Downey, CA 90240

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What are your

most important goals?

Most people want to retire in comfort; some hope to afford a quality college education for their children or grandchildren; others have charitable interests to pursue.

Whatever your personal goals may be, I know that achieving them is extremely important to you.

Plan to work toward reaching your objectives


Whether your goals are simple or complex, to pursue them effectively you should have a comprehensive financial plan that includes: 

  • A realistic investment strategy that seeks to achieve your desired level of return without taking on more risk than you can tolerate
  • A retirement plan that will help ensure that you have the income you need for as long as you live
  • College and education saving plans that address steadily rising costs
  • An estate plan that works towards reaching your goals for charitable giving and the effective transfer of wealth to your heirs

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Account protection – The LPL Financial SIPC membership provides account protection up to a maximum of $500,000 per customer, of which $250,000 may be claims for cash. For an explanatory brochure, visit www.sipc.org. Additionally, through London Insurers, LPL Financial accounts have additional account protection to cover the net equity of customer accounts up to an overall aggregate firm limit of $575 million, subject to conditions and limitations.

The account protection applies when an SIPC member firm fails financially and is unable to meet obligations to securities clients, but it does not protect against losses from the rise and fall in the market value of investments.

This site is designed for U.S. residents only. The services offered within this site are available exclusively through our U.S. registered representatives, LPL Financial Services. U.S. registered representatives may only conduct business with residents of the state for which they are properly registered. Please note that not all of the investments and services mentioned are available in every state. 

Steven Lakso and Mohammed Ayala are Wealth Advisors with, and securities and advisory services offered through LPL Financial, a registered investment advisor, Member FINRA/SIPC. Insurance products offered through LPL Financial or its licensed affiliates.

Southland Credit Union and Southland Investment Services are not registered broker/dealers and are not affiliated with LPL Financial.



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