Find Top Financial Advisors in Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois, where the river runs backwards, is the 3rd largest city in the US. The cost of living here is approximately 23% higher than the national average, so you may need a professional financial advisor to help you use the right financial vehicles and plan out your financial future to meet your goals. There are over 5000 financial advisors to choose from in this Windy City, but that shouldn't deter you from choosing an experienced financial advisor that fits your specific financial goals. We at WiserAdvisor understand the dilemmas that go into deciding who you trust to achieve your financial goals and how such a commitment could be intimidating, but it doesn't have to be. That's why we are here to help. Connecting people to vetted financial advisors in our mission.

We have been in business for the last 2 decades and constantly update and maintain a highly trusted directory of vetted fiduciary advisors that meet rigorous standards. You need a financial advisor who will understand your specific financial situation, and has the relevant financial qualifications in Chicago, Illinois.

Finding the Top Financial Advisor in Chicago, Illinois

Last Updated - 24-May-2023

Chicago has 4 WiserAdvisor vetted Financial Planners and Advisors on the online list below for you to choose from and 536 non-vetted advisors in your local area. These financial advisors in Chicago , Illinois have an average of 23 years of experience.

NOTE: The list of vetted financial advisors in Chicago , Illinois mentioned below does not include all the advisors in our network due to their compliance listing restrictions. More vetted advisors may be available when you use our free match service to compare financial advisors near you in Chicago, Illinois.

Qualified Financial Advisors in Chicago, Illinois

Financial Advisor Experience AUM Minimum Assets Fee Structure
Jim Hagedorn
1 N. Wacker Dr.,
Chicago, IL 60606
29 Years Not Specified $0 Fee-Only
Christopher Barberini
1811 Hicks Rd. Suite A,
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
11 Years $35,000,000 $400,000 Fee-Only
Allworth Financial
2610 Lake Cook Road Suite 250,
Riverwoods, IL 60015
Not Disclosed $10,000,000,000 Not Specified Fee-Based
Timothy Creath
903 Sienna Drive,
Schaumburg, IL 60193
30 Years $5,000,000 $50,000 Fee-Based

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Information on Qualified Financial Advisors in Chicago, Illinois

Qualifications CRD# 4583528
Firm CRD# 147662

Compensation/Fee Fee-Only

Office Location 1 N. Wacker Dr.,
Phone Number 312-375-3282

About Chicago Partners

Chicago Partners

Optimize Your Most Important Business: the Management of Your Wealth. Chicago Partners is an SEC-registered, fee-only independent registered investment advisor (RIA) that specializes in creating a one-stop wealth management experience. With 23 investment professionals managing over $1.9 billion for 650+ clients, our team specializes in optimizing each dimension of our distinguished clients' wealth. Our clients include high & ultra-high-net-worth individuals, foundations, institutions, and corporations. Our clients optimize each dimension of their wealth by using our 5-Step Wealth Optimization Process, which includes: - Investment Consulting - Custom Investment Portfolios - Tax Planning & Tax Preparation - Personalized Financial Plans - The Fiduciary Relationship Our clients work with their dedicated teams consisting of CPA, CFP, J.D., and CFA-certified individuals, each focused on optimizing a specific dimension of the client's wealth. Each client's plan is customized to meet their unique goals & objectives, and their team of fiduciaries is always working to reach their goals and objectives.

Qualifications CRD# 5969705
Firm CRD# 112294
Series 65

Compensation/Fee Fee-Only, Flat Fee, Based on Assets

Office Location 1811 Hicks Rd. Suite A,
Rolling Meadows,
Phone Number 847-701-0400

Chris Barberini, the Director of Wealth Management at Lakeshore Capital Group, has worked with clients for over a decade to tailor financial plans that not only help maximize their money now, but also in the future. Chris has made a commitment to his clients to be transparent and to have an open line of communication at all times as he works with them to build comprehensive financial strategies that are specific to their personal situations. Chris has knowledge in wealth management, specifically, investment consultation, equity compensation, retirement planning, tax planning and mitigation, asset allocation and placement, risk management, wealth transfer to heirs, as well as social security*. He acts in the best interest of his clients, upholding the fiduciary standard. Chris currently carries a Series 65 registration as well as a life and health insurance license. Chris is a lifelong resident of suburban Chicago. When not working with clients, you can find him spending time with his family -- wife Kelly, daughter Clara, son Geo, and dog Stanley. He also enjoys time spent with friends, whether it be golfing, cooking or watching one of his favorite Chicago sports teams.

About Lakeshore Capital Group

Lakeshore Capital Group

We serve as a CFO to families that want to minimize taxes, optimize investments, & plan for their loved ones. We are built with the intent to be there every step of the way. We're Lakeshore Capital Group. A group of experienced, team-oriented financial professionals invested in aligning your financial picture with your needs and your goals - not the market. By working together, we've made it our mission to ensure every facet of your finances is working in tandem to move you forward in the right direction.

Advisory Services Provided:

Financial Planning, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, 401K Rollovers, Wealth Management, Money Management, Risk Management, Education Funding and Planning, Financial Advice & Consulting, Financial Planning for Individuals, Financial Planning for Businesses, Investment Advice & Management, Tax Advice and Services, Estate Planning & Trusts, Insurance Products & Annuities

Qualifications Firm CRD# 111167

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based

Office Location 2610 Lake Cook Road Suite 250,
Phone Number 888-242-6766

About Allworth Financial

Allworth Financial

Allworth Financial has been providing transparent, straightforward, and honest financial advice to individuals and families for more than 26 years. They are a fiduciary, fee-based firm that focuses on helping people achieve financial confidence. The advisors at Allworth are not salespeople, so their sole interest is providing the recommendations and advice people need to hear. During your free consultation, the advisor will listen to your goals, answer your questions, and lay out a series of next steps for success.

Advisory Services Provided:

Retirement Planning, Tax Advice and Services, Estate Planning & Trusts

Qualifications CRD# 2245517
Firm CRD# 152665
Series 6, 63, 65

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based, Flat Fee

Office Location 903 Sienna Drive,
Phone Number 224-353-3328

I grew up about 30 miles southwest of St Louis, Mo. After high school, I went to IIT on an NROTC scholarship. After graduation in 1971, I went to flight school in Pensacola, FL. After flight training, I was designated as a Naval Flight Officer,and served with the World Famous Hurricane Hunters, had two tours of duty with anti-submarine squadrons, went to graduate school, served 2 tours of duty as an executive officer, and was the director of a Navy/Marine Corps school, before retiring in June of 1991. We moved to Schaumburg, IL, and I began my career in the financial services industry. I work with individuals and privately held companies, assisting them with their insurance and investment needs. I establish mutually beneficial long term relationships with my clients. I have 3 advanced designations.

About Creath Financial Services

Creath Financial Services

I help you with your investment and insurance needs. I am an independent; I don't have any products or services that I have to sell. I don't charge for my time, or any of the reports that I do for you. Your agenda is my agenda. I look at my business as a relationship business, so I try to establish a mutually beneficial relationship with you so that we can work together through the years and make sure that your plans keep up with the changes in your life. I have been in the business for over 30 years and have 3 advanced designations in the industry, Charter Life Underwriter (CLU), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and Qualified Kingdom Advisor (QKA).

Advisory Services Provided:

Financial Planning, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, 401K Rollovers, Wealth Management, Financial Advice & Consulting, Financial Planning for Individuals, Investment Advice & Management, Insurance Products & Annuities

Customer Reviews

Top Financial Advisor Firms in Chicago, Illinois (Ranked by AUM)

Firm Name No. of Advisors No. of Clients AUM Fee Structure
200 East Randolph Street, Suite 700, Chicago, IL 60601
321 309 $153,864,581,604
A percentage of AUM, Hourly charges, Fixed fees
22 West Washington Street, Chicago, IL 60602
372 262749 $56,085,000,000
One North Wacker Drive, Floor 31, Chicago, IL 60606
67 37 $20,520,615,594
A percentage of AUM, Performance Based
25 East Erie Street, Chicago, IL 60611-2703
76 79 $15,170,938,597
A percentage of AUM, Performance Based
22 West Washington Street, Chicago, IL 60602-1605
27 63674 $13,352,100,000
A percentage of AUM, Fixed fees, Other (AUA AND SHAREHOLDER SERVICING FEES)
200 South Wacker Drive, Suite 500, Chicago, IL 60606
48 57 $12,231,648,111
A percentage of AUM, Performance Based
125 South Wacker Drive, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60606
34 12 $10,874,600,000
10 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 700, Chicago, IL 60606
4 5 $8,496,390,459
A percentage of AUM, Fixed fees, Performance Based, Other (ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES FEE)
115 South Lasalle Street, 11w, Chicago, IL 60603
5 15 $4,279,818,443
A percentage of AUM, Performance Based
311 South Wacker Drive, Suite 5900, Chicago, IL 60606
38 1812 $1,868,779,878
A percentage of AUM, Hourly charges, Fixed fees, Commision Based
50 S. Lasalle, Chicago, IL 60603-0001
72 1826 $860,963,856
A percentage of AUM, Fixed fees, Commision Based
200 South Wacker Drive, Suite 680, Chicago, IL 60606
5 182 $712,389,687
A percentage of AUM, Fixed fees
311 S Wacker Drive, Suite 1525, Chicago, IL 60606
4 619 $455,038,451
A percentage of AUM, Hourly charges, Fixed fees
53 West Jackson Blvd, 603, Chicago, IL 60604
4 340 $265,356,182
A percentage of AUM, Fixed fees
303 West Madison Street, Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60606
12 294 $158,885,346
A percentage of AUM

    List of Additional Advisors in Chicago, Illinois*

    * Additional advisors listing is provided in partnership with Yext

    Financial Advisor Office Location Phone Number
    227 West Monroe St, Suite 3400, Chicago, IL  60606 312-648-3512
    227 West Monroe St.,Suite 3400, Chicago, IL  60606 312-917-7429
    233 S Wacker Dr, Ste 8600, Chicago, IL  60606 312-419-3630
    227 West Monroe St, Suite 3400, Chicago, IL  60606 312-648-3576
    233 S Wacker Dr, Ste 9200, Chicago, IL  60606 312-453-9111
    1815 West Wilson Avenue, Chicago, IL  60640 312-291-1677
    233 S Wacker Dr, Ste 8600, Chicago, IL  60606 312-443-6094
    233 S Wacker Dr, Ste 8600, Chicago, IL  60606 312-827-6705
    233 S Wacker Dr, Suite 8600, Chicago, IL  60606 312-419-3365
    227 West Monroe St, Suite 3400, Chicago, IL  60606 312-648-3541

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