Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

What Does Wintrust Wealth Management Do With Your Personal Information?

Please review and retain this important privacy information.


Why? Financial companies choose how they share your personal information. Federal law gives consumers the right to limit some but not all sharing. Federal law also requires us to tell you how we collect, share, and protect your personal information. Please read this notice carefully to understand what we do.

The types of personal information we collect and share depend on the product or service you have with us. This information can include:

  • Social Security number and employment information
  • Account Balances and transaction history
  • Credit history and investment experience


How? All financial companies need to share customers’ personal information to run their everyday business. In the section below, we list the reasons financial companies can share their customers’ personal information; the reasons Wintrust Wealth Management chooses to share; and whether you can limit this sharing.


Reasons we can share your personal information

Reasons we can share your personal information Does Wintrust Wealth Management share? Can you limit this sharing?
For our everyday business purposes—such as to process your transactions, maintain your account(s), respond to court orders and legal investigations, or report to credit bureaus Yes No
For our marketing purposes—to offer our products and services to you Yes No
For joint marketing with other financial companies No We don't share
For our affiliates’ everyday business purposes—information about your transactions and experiences Yes Yes
For our affiliates’ everyday business purposes—information about your creditworthiness Yes Yes
For our affiliates to market to you Yes Yes
For non-affiliates to market to you Yes Yes


To limit our sharing

Please note: If you are a new customer, we can begin sharing your information 30 days from the date we sent this notice. When you are no longer our customer, we continue to share your information as described in this notice; however, you can contact us at any time to limit our sharing.



If you have questions about our policy or for additional copies of this notice, send an e-mail to or contact Wintrust Wealth Management at 231 S. LaSalle Street, 13th Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60604 or call 866-943-4732.


Who we are


Who is providing this notice? Wintrust Wealth Management (“WWM”) is providing this notice. WWM includes:
  • Wintrust Investments, LLC (“WTI”)
  • Great Lakes Advisors, LLC (“GLA”)
  • The Chicago Trust Company, N.A (“TCTC”)
  • Chicago Deferred Exchange Company (“CDEC”)


What we do

How does Wintrust Wealth Management protect my personal information? To protect your personal information from unauthorized access and use, we use security measures that comply with federal law. These measures include computer safeguards and secured files and buildings.
How does Wintrust Wealth Management collect my personal information? We collect your personal information, for example, when you:
  • open an account or make deposits or withdrawals from your account
  • buy securities from us or sell securities to us
  • seek advice about your investments
We also collect your personal information from others, such as credit bureaus, affiliates, or other companies.
Why can’t I limit all sharing? Federal law gives you the right to limit only
  • sharing for affiliates’ everyday business purposes—information about your creditworthiness
  • affiliates from using your information to market to you
  • sharing for non-affiliates to market to you
State laws and individual companies may give you additional rights to limit sharing. See below for more on your rights under state law.
What happens when I limit sharing for an account I hold jointly with someone else? Your choices will apply to everyone on your account.



Affiliates Companies related by common ownership or control. They can be financial and nonfinancial companies.
  • Our affiliates include financial companies such as: Banks: Barrington Bank & Trust Company, N.A.; Beverly Bank & Trust Company, N.A.; Crystal Lake Bank & Trust Company, N.A.; Hinsdale Bank & Trust Company, N.A.; Lake Forest Bank & Trust Company, N.A.; Libertyville Bank & Trust Company, N.A; Northbrook Bank & Trust Company, N.A.; Old Plank Trail Community Bank, N.A.; Schaumburg Bank & Trust Company, N.A.; State Bank of The Lakes, N.A.; St. Charles Bank & Trust Company, N.A.; Town Bank, N.A.; Village Bank & Trust, N.A.; Wheaton Bank & Trust Company, N.A.; Wintrust Bank, N.A. Specialized Services: FIRST Insurance Funding, a division of Lake Forest Bank & Trust Company, N.A.; Wintrust Life Finance, a division of Lake Forest Bank & Trust Company, N.A.; FIRST Insurance Funding of Canada Inc.; Tricom; Wintrust Asset Finance, a subsidiary of Beverly Bank & Trust Company, N.A. Wealth Management: Wintrust Wealth Management, consisting of Great Lakes Advisors, LLC; The Chicago Trust Company, N.A.; Wintrust Investments, LLC; Chicago Deferred Exchange Company. Mortgage: Wintrust Mortgage, a division of Barrington Bank & Trust Co., N.A.
Non-affiliates Companies not related by common ownership or control. They can be financial and nonfinancial companies.
  • Wintrust Wealth Management may share information with non-affiliates for whom we >have a contractual relationship so they can market to you.
Joint Marketing A formal agreement between nonaffiliated financial companies that together market financial products or services to you.
  • Wintrust Wealth Management doesn’t jointly market.


Other important information

If your Financial Advisor’s affiliation with Wintrust Investments (“WTI”) ends and he or she joins a non-affiliated securities broker-dealer with which WTI has entered into an agreement limiting the use of information, WTI will permit your Financial Advisor to retain certain contact information, limited to your name, address, e-mail address, phone number and account title. AK, CA, ND or VT Residents: Accounts with a mailing address in AK, CA, ND or VT will be treated as if they have selected for us not to share your credit and personal financial information with our affiliates. 

Children's Online Privacy

Protecting the identity and privacy of children is a responsibility that we take very seriously. The responsibility to protect this information rests with both the online industry as well as with parents. We do not knowingly collect, use, or maintain any information through our websites about children who are under the age of 13. If we determine that a child under the age of 13 has provided us with information through one of our websites, we will only use this information to notify the parents that the information was received.

Parents can avail themselves of various filtering software packages that are available to prevent their children from accessing websites which they deem to be inappropriate. Parents can choose to utilize this and other methods to limit websites to which their children have access.


Information Sharing Opt-Out Form

NOTE: If you received our privacy policy through the mail, you were provided with your own individual numeric code. If you have your code, please enter it below. It will expedite the opt-out process for you.

If you have a joint account, your choice(s) will apply to everyone on your account. Mark any/all you want to limit:


The safety and security of your personal information is of utmost importance to us. Please do not share any sensitive or confidential information with us via this contact form.

Thank you! We have received your privacy preferences.