About Dearborn Partners

Experts at balancing risk with return

Our Story

Our History

In 1997, three Chicago investment managers with a desire to provide a more personalized level of client service joined together as Dearborn Partners LLC.

An independent, privately held firm based in Chicago, Dearborn Partners has 23 employees and manages assets for financial advisors, private clients, institutions.

Our process is implemented by professionals who have managed money successfully through decades of volatility and changing market climates.


Our Strategy

Investing in a diversified mix of rising dividend companies can, in our opinion, provide a defensive ballast to an investment portfolio. Rising dividend portfolios offer the potential not only to provide investors with a current income stream but one that can increase over time, while offering a prudent way to participate in the wealth-building potential offered by the stocks of high quality companies over the long term.

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We’ve been serving investment advisors, high net worth families, and institutional investors for the last 20+ years, and we welcome the opportunity to talk with you.