Meet Bev Evans
Bev Evans: Combining a wealth of financial expertise with a personal passion for helping others
Bev has more than 30 years of experience in helping clients link their money to their life priorities. Through patient, careful listening, Bev helps guide and design strategies that make a difference in her clients’ lives. In addition to being naturally caring, compassionate and steadfast, she has extensive personal experience from managing not only her clients’, but her own family’s wealth, during times of both prosperity and trial.
Several years ago, Bev immersed herself in finding the best possible Care Plan to meet her elderly parents’ needs when a health crisis threatened them. She was also instrumental in structuring a sophisticated financial and estate plan for the family’s second-generation business, and overseeing its recent sale. Bev’s passion for helping others is evident in her care of the many families who have come to rely upon her insight, her expertise, and her commitment to continuous education. She has simply earned their confidence as the ‘go-to’ person in times of transition.
A wealth of expertise
Bev has been a lifelong learner and is dedicated to continuing to enhance her qualifications and skills. In addition to professional designations, she has long been committed to a business coaching program to keep her sharp as a business person and leader. Her designations include:
CFP • Certified Financial Planner
TEP • Trust and Estate Practitioner
CIM • Certified Investment Manager
EPC • Elder Planning Counsellor
Insights into Aging 101 • Baycrest Geriatric Centre
Loss & Bereavement Sessions
A passion for helping others
Bev as an author
Bev believes strongly in educating and informing her community. A talented writer, she has contributed to many articles, publications and books. She has also spearheaded two books of her own with co-authors. Bev’s love for educating her clients and her community on how to successfully manage their wealth throughout their lifetime is front and centre in all of her publications.
Her books include:
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When Life Changes: What to do before and after it does. (Dr. Bill Webster with Bev Evans.) This easy to read short novel is the perfect resource for helping those who have recently faced a loss. The book presents the story of a widow’s journey after the loss of her husband. It touches on both the emotional and financial impact of the loss and provides practical advice about the steps to take and the resources necessary to get back on one’s feet.
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What Next? Navigating Later Life Transition. Bev led a partnership with five expert co-authors across a range of fields to create this comprehensive guide. It provides practical information to help people plan ahead in later life and ensure they and their families can make informed decisions with confidence. This booklet is a great conversation starter and a valuable tool to help the generations talk about difficult topics like moving from the family home.
Bev as an expert and educator
Bev is often sought out by the media for her deep knowledge and leading approach to wealth management. She has been interviewed extensively on a range of topics that include: gender differences in retirement planning, recognizing the risks faced by widows, planning for retirement transitions, gender communication differences, and specializing in advising seniors.
A long time student of aging and holder of the EPC designation, she has recently been approached to join the faculty of the Canadian Initiative for Elder Planning Studies.