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

Richard M. Rokus

Managing Director & Senior Portfolio Manager
Great Lakes Advisors
CFA®

Richard Rokus is a Managing Director and Senior Portfolio manager on the Fixed Income Team at Great Lakes Advisors. With over 25 years of portfolio management experience, he is responsible for the management of fixed income portfolios for municipalities, corporations, foundations and other institutional clients.  He manages portfolios across all types of maturities, durations and fixed income strategies. 

Prior to joining the firm, Rich spent 17 years at M&I Investment Management Corporation and was responsible for managing over $18 billion in taxable mutual funds, limited partnerships, and separate accounts. As a member of the Fixed Income Policy Committee, Rich had oversight responsibility for all fixed income products managed by the firm. He also managed the securities lending trading team.

Education and Professional Credentials 

  • Industry Start: 1992
  • University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, BBA
  • University of Notre Dame, MBA
  • Chartered Financial Analyst, CFA®