Great Lakes Advisors® was originally formed in 1981 and became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wintrust Financial Corporation in 2002. Wintrust Financial Corporation is a diversified financial service firm based in Rosemont, Illinois. Great Lakes Advisors creates long-term solutions for clients through consistent implementation of conservative investment approaches that seek to deliver competitive performance in all markets.
We focus our attention on innovative and insightful service to meet our clients' needs. We have developed a common value-based investment philosophy that seeks superior performance, along with strategies for implementing that philosophy across asset classes and market capitalizations. Just as important, we realized the synergy that results from a cooperative working relationship of experienced professionals.
By operating a client-focused firm, we provide objective investment management to each of our client partners while making their needs our highest priority. We are particularly proud of the long-term stability of our client base. Today, Great Lakes Advisors continues to thrive as a Chicago-based investment manager with additional offices in Tampa, Florida and Stamford, Connecticut. While operating with the same independence and focus that has been key to our success, we now enjoy resources from our parent, Wintrust Financial Corporation.
Since the genesis of Great Lakes Advisors’ investment strategies over 40 years ago, our institutional clients have enjoyed the benefits of a consistent and proven value-based investment philosophy. Great Lakes offers its time-tested investment strategies through the Great Lakes Funds to all investors to bring what we believe is the most intelligent way to deliver long-term, risk-adjusted investment results to clients. Our funds provide investors with access to Great Lakes’ various strategies inside an investment vehicle accessible to almost all potential investors.
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