September 26, 2016

During our recent conversation with Ed Wehmer, President and CEO of Wintrust Financial Corporation, we discussed maintaining a culture in the face of external pressures, such as outside regulations. We conclude our 3-part chat with this Leader With Courage by asking ho...

September 24, 2016

In the continuation of our conversation with Ed Wehmer, President and CEO of Wintrust Financial Corporation, we talked about the kind of culture Ed built in the early days of the company that people could buy into. However, no matter what best-laid plans you have, the...

September 21, 2016

When he founded Lake Forest Bank and Trust in 1991 and then Wintrust in 1998, Ed Wehmer solidified himself as a true Leader With Courage. Much of Wintrust’s growth can be tied back to Wehmer’s efforts in overseeing its day-to-day operations and strategic initiatives. I...

September 13, 2016

Recognize this curve?

It illustrates one of the most fundamental concepts in finance - compound interest. This is when interest on the principal sum of a loan or deposit is reinvested. As a result, in the next period, you earn interest on the principal plus the previous...

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