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Financial Associate

Wintrust Financial
Arlington Heights, USA
Closing date
Mar 4, 2024

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Job Function
Wealth Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
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.
One of the largest and most established Chicago-based wealth management firms, Wayne Hummer Investments, LLC, seeks a Financial Associate professional to join our sales team to provide sales and administrative support for our Financial Advisor located in Appleton, Wisconsin. Responsibilities: Provide a full range of services including answering client inquiries for account and portfolio information and handling client requests, acting as the point person for client-related issues. Responsibilities include opening and maintenance of client accounts, handling account paperwork, client correspondence, trade execution, asset movement, report generation, cost basis evaluations, and other account related activities. Possess relationship management skills and cultivate a service environment targeted towards enhancing the client experience. Thorough understanding of a client service environment is required. Analyze/prob
Why join us?
  • An award-winning culture! We are rated a Top Workplace by the Chicago Tribune (past 10 years) and Employee Recommended award by the Globe & Mail (past 6 years)
  • Competitive pay and discretionary or incentive bonus eligible
  • Comprehensive benefit 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
  • With 175+ community bank locations, we offer opportunities to grow and develop in your career
  • Promote from within culture

Why join this team?
  • We have a culture that encourages an entrepreneurial spirit
  • We offer multiple opportunities for development and upward mobility

Job Description Summary

As a Wintrust Wealth Management Financial Associate, you will be supporting our Financial Advisor in the Wintrust Arlington Heights location.

What You'll Do
  • Help in delivering client investment solutions by providing a full complement of administrative support, sales support, customer service, and other related resources to your financial advisors and clients
  • Facilitate new client onboarding process - open and maintain client accounts, manage account paperwork, track and record client correspondence, and generate various performance and activity reports, along with other operational activities.
  • Schedule and manage client reviews. Prep Financial Advisor for client review meetings, including preparing presentations and updating client profiles. Enter and maintain CRM notes as directed.
  • Ensure the team is compliant in following all processes and procedures; maintain clean and up-to-date compliance files.
  • Work to deepen and enhance inter-company relationships. Manage banker referral flow activity for the team in the Salesforce system.
  • Cultivate a service environment targeted towards enhancing the client experience
  • Handle various client communications and mailings, including monthly newsletters, birthday cards, Christmas cards, etc.

  • 3+ years of relevant experience in the financial industry and customer service experience strongly preferred
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook; knowledge of First Clearing system and Salesforce desirable
  • FINRA Series 7 and 66 licenses and Illinois Insurance License preferred, but not required to start
  • Relationship management skills


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

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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