Irvine-based wealth management firm Apriem Advisors has opened an office in La Jolla, the company recently announced.

The new La Jolla office is Suite 500 at 4660 La Jolla Village Drive.

The firm, which was founded in 1998, has also opened an office in Torrance.

“With personal service as our primary objective, these new locations provide us with the regional footprint we need for our growing firm,” said Harmon Kong, chief wealth manager and founding principal of Apriem. “Many of our clients came from ExxonMobil’s Torrance refinery, and we are expanding our industrial retirement specialty into the legacy sectors of Southern California’s aerospace and defense industries.”

Apriem (which is Latin for “to the highest degree”) manages more than $550 million in assets for 350 families.