HK WEALTH MANAGEMENT, INC.
11901 Santa Monica Bl. Ste 444, Los Angeles, CA 90025
T: (213) 509-6544
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Is it possible to get a better return in your portfolio with less systemic risk?
That is precisely what HK Wealth Management, Inc. strives to deliver. Our advisors, partners and affiliates specialize in all areas of money management, wealth building and generational preservation.
Keeping pace with up markets and preservation of capital in down markets are paramount if you want to achieve your long-term goals.
Past performance does not guarantee future results. All investments carry some degree of risk.
Al Knobloch, CEO
Al was born and raised in Great Bend, Kansas. He attended the University of Kansas where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Cognitive Psychology with a minor in Mathematics and Statistics. He grew up learning the value of not only working hard, but working smart. His father taught him the value of compounding interest, and the value of investing for a rainy day. At an early age, he developed twin passions for money and music.
With both passions in tow, he moved to Los Angeles in 1989 where he spent 16 years in the music industry, with 11 of those in corporate marketing at Sony Music Distribution. Realizing a mid-life transition would be in the offing, he spent nights and weekends in a cocoon of self-education, learning the stock and options market, as well as the real estate market where he spent several years as an owner/developer. Changing career direction, in 2006 he enlisted in the broker/dealer world, joining firms such as Investment Advisors International, Inter-Securities and Transamerica. His exposure to the registered investment advisory business propelled him in 2009 to exit the broker/dealer world to form HK Wealth Management, Inc., where he could formally apply the insurance, securities and real estate expertise he had attained all under one banner.
Al’s extensive experience has enabled his clients to enjoy the values and benefits of an actively managed portfolio, which they would otherwise not have access to. He believes there are too many investors that are underserved by the financial industry when it comes to having their money professionally attended to. His mission is to get everyone possible into individually managed accounts, where they stand a better chance to achieve their financial goals. He has strived to bring the level of products and services that the high net worth echelon of the investing public are accustomed to, down to the level of the pre-high net worth segment of the investing public [investors with less than a million dollars].
Additionally, Al advises clients on the features and benefits contained in the insurance and tax codes, bringing to bear all the advantages of bespoke solutions to private transactions. His expertise in risk management and tax/cost efficiency strategies provides a high value add to clients. With a global focus, he is now expanding his practice to include investors and business owners in the EU.
Al holds the licenses: FINRA Series 65, FINRA Series 26, CA Life & Health, CA Real Estate.
T: (310) 625-7747
Cory Reader, Chief Investment Officer
Cory was born and raised in Brisbane, Australia. While playing in the National Basketball League in Australia, two American players on the team encouraged him to play for a university in the US and take a shot at the NBA.
He retired from basketball in December 2004 at the ripe old age of 32 and decided it was time to get a “real job”. In March of 2005 he came to work in the investment management industry at Smith Barney (which became Morgan Stanley in 2009), joining the team of an industry friend with over 20 years of experience as a fund manager. Prior to Cory joining, this manager had conducted a back study over the history of the markets to come up with his original proprietary strategy for investing client accounts. After the 2008 market collapse, Cory helped improve upon that original strategy by implementing some downside loss mitigation triggers to make sure that their clients would never have to go through anything like that again. From day one he was learning from the best in the industry and had very quickly built himself up to Junior Partner status on the team.
It eventually came time for Cory to step out and start running his own fund models and building his own business. In 2017, he tendered his resignation to Morgan Stanley and left the broker/dealer world, partnering with his friend and colleague, Al Knobloch and HK Wealth Management, Inc.
The work ethic, drive and determination that was ingrained in him during his sporting years serves him extremely well today. He is tirelessly reading, researching and analyzing information as he believes that no matter how good you are today, you can always be better tomorrow (insert any Michael Jordan quote here as the epitome of this mind set). In that vein, while the origin of the investment strategy he runs dates back to his friend who he started in the industry with, the real benefits have been added since early 2009 as he continues to improve upon the investment strategy. His clients' performance bear testament to the dedication and development of the investment strategy that he manages at HK Wealth Management, Inc.
Cory holds the licenses: FINRA Series 66, CA Life & Health, Financial Planning Specialist.