Overlooking the Chicago River

Meet the Team

Overlooking the Chicago River

Meet the Team

231 South LaSalle St., 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60604
231 South LaSalle St., 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60604

Heather M. Alvarado

Managing Director - Compliance
Great Lakes Advisors

Heather Alvarado is a Managing Director of Compliance and works with the Compliance team at Great Lakes Advisors to develop, implement, and monitor the firm’s compliance program as it relates to the Policies and Procedures of all departments of the firm. In addition, she coordinates the firm’s compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®), approves marketing collateral and RFPs and oversees internal and external audit requests, including those for the firm’s family of mutual funds. Heather also works closely with our parent company Wintrust’s Corporate Risk Management team and the entire Internal Audit department.  She chairs the firm’s Liquidity Risk Management Committee and is a member of the firm’s Trading & Proxy Committee and Account Review Committee and a non-voting member of the Wintrust Wealth Management Risk Committee.

Heather joined Great Lakes Advisors in 1999 after beginning her client service career in 1998 at Ammirati Puris Lintas, an international advertising agency, working on the client side and account management. She is a member of local compliance groups such as Women in Compliance and the Chicago CCO Group, as well as Women Investment Professionals, and previously served as an elected Board Member of the Lincoln Park Pacers running group for over ten years.

Education and Professional Credentials 

  • Industry Start: 1999
  • Butler University, BS