David A. Volkman

David A. Volkman CWS®
Managing Director and Certified Wealth Strategist®, , Accredited Investment Fiduciary

Cell: (914) 523-9123
Tel: (646) 357-3030
Fax: (646) 357-3440


I have built my financial services practice around a singular idea. People want objective advice without a sales pitch agenda. In order for clients to make wise decisions regarding college, retirement or estate planning including inter-generational asset transfer plans, they need to know what they don’t know.

I have an innate sense on how to communicate complicated information in regular everyday terms that people can understand. From there, having access to some of the best institutional investment management firms along with their individual research teams and portfolio managers, as well as independent information gathered from my own efforts, it creates the foundation for making proper individualized investment allocation decisions for each client.

The ingredients we need to have are multiple equity and fixed income asset classes, and a wealth of alternative investments combined with managers who use very sophisticated portfolio optimization algorithms and a holistic approach. When these components are combined with a very robust and disciplined process for accessing the macro economic outlook, capital markets assumptions and the personal needs for each client, a proper plan can be deployed to manage risk in the volatile investing environment we live in today.

Professional Licenses and Education:

  • CWS® – Certified Wealth Strategist® Professional, Cannon Financial Institute
  • (FINRA)Series 6
  • (FINRA)Series 63
  • (FINRA)Series 65
  • Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist
  • AIF® Accredited Investment Fiduciary, Fi360
  • Licensed for Life & Health Insurance in New York and various other states
  • Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Management, Wilkes University

Securities offered through First Allied Securities, Inc., a Registered Broker/Dealer, Member FINRA/SIPC.

Advisory services offered through First Allied Advisory Services a Registered Investment Adviser.