Free Your Wealth for Something More®

The Cogent Advisor is Personal Chief Financial Officer to a select number of successful financial trading professionals and others seeking experienced care and guidance as they accrue ... and enjoy their personal wealth.

Managing wealth = managing risks. Professional traders know: Risk comes from all directions. You can’t control external forces; you can control your informed response. We help clients manage risks — in the market and their own — to make cogent choices for themselves, their family, their life.

Michael J. Evans’ wealth management experience is honed by his prior, 20-year career as a proprietary trader on and off the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME). Our offices in Chicago's landmark Willis Tower are blocks from the CME, Michael’s roots.


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