Great Lakes Advisors takes great pride in operating with the same independence, focus, and consistency that have been our keys to success since the very beginning.
1981 - Predecessor firm Wayne Hummer Asset Management Company established.
1990 - Great Lakes Advisors, Inc. founded through the purchase of Continental Capital Management Corporation, a subsidiary of Continental Bank.
2002 - Wayne Hummer Asset Management Company and its affiliate, Wayne Hummer Investments, purchased by Wintrust Financial Corporation, a publicly-traded financial services company (NASDAQ: WTFC).
2010 – Wayne Hummer Asset Management Company becomes Wintrust Capital Management.
2011 - Great Lakes Advisors, Inc. acquired by Wintrust Financial Corporation and merged with Wintrust Capital Management to form Great Lakes Advisors, LLC.
2013 – Subsidiary firm Advanced Investment Partners, LLC fully integrated to become the Great Lakes Disciplined Equity Team.