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Member Institutions & Academic Partnerships

The Center for Financial Services is proud to be sponsored by a host of innovative and leading member institutions.

Our member institutions support, participate and engage with the Center for Financial Services throughout the year in events, programs, executive education series and in an advisory capacity. The center is pledged to be at the forefront of the financial services and banking industry, and our member institutions are a vital part of that pursuit.

Member Institutions:

  • Byline Bank
  • BMO Harris Bank N.A.
  • CIBC
  • First Midwest
  • First Bank & Trust
  • Fifth Third
  • Keeley Asset Management
  • LPL Financial
  • MB Financial Bank
  • Northern Trust
  • Wintrust

Associate Members:

Alliance of Mergers & Acquisitions Advisors

Along with our member banks, the Center for Financial Services is proud to collaborate with several institutions, in both formal and informal partnerships.

Academic Partners:

Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association

The CFS is pleased to announce a formal academic partnership with CAIA.

CAIA Signing
(Pictured above from left to right: Alex Perry, Bill Kelly, Hilary Till, Joan Rockey, Marie Winters, Millissa Allen, Aimee Wight, Martin Essenburg)

The Center for Financial Services' academic program helps prepare our students to sit for the CAIA exams in pursuit of the CAIA designation.

In addition, faculty and students are eligible and encouraged to apply for CAIA program scholarships. To learn more, go to ​