Evan Wolk

Personal Finance, Retirement, Investing
“With over 27 years of experience in the financial services industry, Evan Wolk has an outstanding reputation for personal, quality service in retirement, financial and education planning.”

Wolk Financial Management

Job Title:

Managing Director


Evan Wolk, Managing Director of Wolk Financial Management, Inc. has over 27 years’ experience in the financial services industry. Prior to founding WFM, Evan worked for Smith Barney in Boca Raton where he provided his clients a broad range of financial services including the development of investment strategies and the implementation of comprehensive financial plans. His experience includes equities, 529s, fixed income, managed funds, insurance and retirement planning. As a financial advisor and independent contractor with KMS Financial Services, Inc., Evan is not tied to a specific company's products or required to use proprietary funds; he has the freedom to align his clients’ needs with the most appropriate products. Additionally, he holds the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor designation.

Throughout his years of service, Evan has identified two primary needs facing his clients today, retirement planning and education planning.  Quite often, these issues are intertwined.  Evan is able to see “the big picture” and understands that decisions involving both areas cannot be made in a vacuum. He is known for his ability to ask the right questions and assist his clients in developing a plan to achieve their goals.

Prior to moving to South Florida in 2002, Evan was a Vice President in the Securities LendingDepartment of J.P. Morgan (formally chase Manhattan/Chemical Bank) where he was responsible for the sales and trading of a $100 billion highly successful diversified securities lending program. He also spent four years with Yasuda Bank and Trust Company (U.S.A) where he served as the investment manager of the securities lending department.

While attending The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., (where he earned a B.A. in International Affairs with a concentration in International Economics) Evan worked for the United States Department of State where he served as an Intelligence Operations Specialist responsible for preparing the daily classified morning summary of intelligence reports for the Secretary of State.

Since relocating to South Florida, Evan has become an active member of the community consulting the City of Parkland on their Police Officer Defined Benefit Plan. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Parkland Chamber of Commerce where he has been an active member for over twelve years.


BA, International Affairs, The George Washington University

Assets Under Management:

$25 million

CRD Number:



Securities and advisory services offered by Evan Wolk through KMS Financial Services, Inc., Member FINRA, SIPC.  Evan is currently licensed in the following states:  CA, CO, CT, FL, MA, NJ, NY, VA and WI. 


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    Retirement, Investing, Stocks
In the event of equity market decline, where is the safest place to put my retirement investments where I will experience the best returns?

It is not a matter of if, but when (and how much) the equity market will decline.  Market declines are a normal and healthy part of equity investing, especially if you have what you refer to as a relatively high ratio of risk to return.  I would suggest you concern yourself witht he time frame you will need the assets that you are investing.  As the timing of these corrections/declines are virtually impossible to predict if you may need those funds within a few years it is likely unwise to expose those funds to equity market risk.  If, however, due to your age (49) you have (likley) 15 to 20 years until retirement and hopefully another 20 to 30 years of a healthy retirement those funds have an investment duration that spans decades.  As such short term market declines, though painful to endure, should be of less concern to you.  Your situation is specific to you, your risk tolerance and time horizon.  You should use those factors to determine a correct asset allocation that give you and your family the greatest potential for success. 

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