Besides being known as the Windy City and the City of Broad Shoulders, Chicago is a hub for trade and commerce. The largest city in Illinois is home to the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group as well as the Chicago Board Options Exchange. With a strong financial foothold, numerous brokerage firms make their home in Chicago.
Established in 1937 as a one-man brokerage firm, Mesirow Financial boasts more than 1,200 employee worldwide and more than $294 million in capital in 2009. Headquartered in Chicago, the independent, employee-owned company offers divisions in investment management, investment services, insurance services, investment banking, consulting, and real estate. Mesirow Financial is the biggest independent services firm in Chicago.
Mesirow Financial 353 N. Clark. St. Chicago, IL 60654 (312) 595-6000 mesirowfinancial.com
Benjamin & Jerold
Established in 1993, Benjamin & Jerold specializes in income producing option strategies, capital preservation, and hedging. Benjamin & Jerold is a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, New York Stock Exchange, and the Securities Investor Protection Corporation. The company provides detailed technology-based solutions, while offering personal relationships with clients.
Benjamin & Jerold Brokerage, Inc. 111 W. Jackson Blvd - Suite 1146 Chicago, IL 60604 (312) 341-0816 benjaminjerold.com
Chicago Investment Group
Chicago Investment Group, founded in 1981, is an investment banking and advisory firm that provides a complete range of wealth management, investment banking, and trading services specifically designed to the needs of select clientele and up-and-coming growth companies. A registered investment advisor offers an array of products such as retirement accounts, mutual funds, corporate and government bonds, as well as access to primary U.S. exchanges for execution of equity and option transactions.
Chicago Investment Group, Inc. 39 South La Salle Street Chicago, IL 60603-1603 (312) 857-2050 gocig.com
Birkelbach Investment Securities
Birkelbach Investment Securities offers a broad base of brokerage services to investors and is affiliated with Pershing LLC, a Bank of New York company that holds $474 billion in customer assets. Established in 1978, Birkelbach Investment Securities provides a multitude of investment tools, including stocks, money market funds, options, bonds, trusts, and annuities. Birkelbach Investment Securities belongs to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Securities Investors Protection Corporation, and the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board.
Birkelbach Investment Securities 208 South La Salle Street Chicago, IL 60604-1180 (312) 853-2820 my-broker.com