Financial Advisor at Wintrust Financial Corporation

Posted in General Business 9 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Chicago, Illinois

Job Description:

Wintrust Wealth Management serves the financial needs of private clients, including high net worth individuals, business owners, and institutions. Since our founding in 1931, we have been helping clients meet their increasingly complex financial goals with the highest standards of service and integrity. Through our four companies, Wintrust Investments LLC, The Chicago Trust Company N.A., Great Lakes Advisors LLC, and The Chicago Deferred Exchange Company LLC, we offer comprehensive wealth management solutions, including investment, trust, and asset management services. Wintrust Wealth Management is a division of Wintrust, a financial services company with more than $50 billion in assets.

Wintrust is a financial holding company with approximately $50 billion in assets under management and traded on the NASDAQ: WTFC. Built on the "HAVE IT ALL" model, Wintrust offers sophisticated technology and resources of a large bank while focusing on providing service-based community banking to each and every customer. Wintrust operates fifteen community bank subsidiaries with over 170 banking locations in the greater Chicago and southern Wisconsin market areas. Additionally, Wintrust operates various non-bank business units, including commercial and life insurance premium financing, short-term accounts receivable financing, out-sourced administrative services, mortgage origination and purchase, wealth management services, and qualified intermediary services for tax-deferred exchanges.

Why join us?

  • An award-winning culture! We are rated a Top Workplace by the Chicago Tribune (past 8 years) and Employee Recommended award by the Globe & Mail (past 6 years)    

  • Competitive pay and discretionary or incentive bonus eligible

  • Comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, a 401k plan with a generous company match, and tuition reimbursement, to name a few

  • Family-friendly work hours

  • Promote from within culture

Why join this team? 

  • We offer advisors the best of both worlds—the technology, products, benefits, and business development opportunities of a large corporation as well as the supportive culture, reputation for personal service, and lasting client relationships of a boutique firm

  • We hold ourselves to the highest standards of service and integrity in the industry

  • We have a strong reputation for quality service and impeccable ethics

What You'll Do

  • Build rapport and professional relationships with clients, prospects, and colleagues

  • Be committed to client retention, client recruiting, and superior customer service

  • Gather assets for fee-based and traditional brokerage accounts

  • Go on calls with clients and potential clients

  • Maintain a high level of compliance with FINRA, SEC, and firm rules and regulations

  • Meet sales quotas

  • Assess client's overall financial picture, truly understand their needs and then develop a relevant, solid financial plan

  • Oversee the course of financial plans and updating it if necessary, to ensure profits

  • Cultivate our client base and build win-win relationships

  • Adhere to compliance with all industry rules and regulations

  • Administer presentations for new prospects and referrals

  • Work collaboratively with other team members

  • Identify and deepen relationships with clients and potential clients

  • Possess knowledge of a wide array of financial products and services

  • Keep up on new industry trends and research the market to back up financial consulting decisions

  • Network, generate leads and seize opportunities to sell mutual funds, stocks, bonds, etc

  • Other duties, as they arise


  • Series 7, 66 or 63 and 65

  • Proven work history with experience as a financial advisor, planner, specialist or another relevant role

  • Consistent track record of successful financial guidance

  • Ability to analyze the market data in order to formulate and provide appropriate, data-based financial advice

  • Solid communication, negotiation, and presentation skills

  • Attention to detail and consistent accuracy with all data

  • Highly articulate and able to explain complex information clearly and simplys

  • Self-motivated

  • Strong working knowledge across a variety of financial products and services (debt management, cash management, insurance coverage, investments, etc.)

Medical Insurance • Dental • Vision • Life insurance • Accidental death and dismemberment • Short-term and long term Disability Insurance • Parental Leave • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) • Traditional and Roth 401(k) with company match • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) • Employee Stock Purchase Plan at 5% discount • Critical Illness Insurance • Accident Insurance • Transportation and Commuting Benefits • Banking Benefits • Pet Insurance

EEOC Statement

From our first day in business, Wintrust has been proud to serve a variety of unique communities and people from all walks of life. To be Chicago’s Bank® and Wisconsin's Bank®, we need to reflect that diversity both in all the communities we serve, the people we employ, the organizations we work with, and our banking and lending practices. Wintrust Financial Corporation, including community banking and financial services subsidiaries, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expressions, genetic information, marital status, age, disability, or status as a covered veteran or any other characteristic protected by law.

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