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BMO Financial Group Sr. Wealth Planning Consultant in Chicago, Illinois


111 W Monroe - 115 S LaSalle

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Wealth Sales & Service

BMO Wealth Management’s Senior Wealth Planning Consultant:

This role is part of a strategic client team that focus’s on providing customized, strategic wealth planning advice to High Net Worth / Ultra High Net Worth clients to help meet their short and long-term financial objectives. Acts as a subject matter expert in area(s) of specialized planning, including liquidity and retirement planning, income, estate and gift tax planning, trusts, charitable giving, risk management and business succession planning.

  • Works in a team-based environment with Relationship Managers, Private Bankers and Portfolio Managers to provide clients with strategic wealth planning insights, strategies and solutions.

  • Partners collaboratively with clients’ external professional advisors.

  • Works with closely-held business owners to turn meaningful succession planning conversations into actionable ideas based on a deep understanding of their unique concerns, family dynamics and business structures.

  • Facilitates/participates in goals-based discovery directly with clients.

  • Provides commentary on and awareness of emerging trends and new legislation through articles, case law, and advanced planning solutions.

  • Leads/participates in the development/presentation of educational programs in the area(s) of specialized planning within BMO and to clients.

  • Develops/maintains internal and external networks and referral sources to ensure ongoing growth of the business.

  • May network with industry contacts to gain competitive insights and best practices.


  • Relevant professional designation(s), CFP. (CPA or JD a plus)

  • Between 6 - 10 years of relevant experience with HNW/UHNW and a University degree in relevant field of study.

  • Expertise with Business Owners; exit strategies, tax, estate and wealth transfer planning required.

  • Extensive technical proficiency in wealth planning issues and strategies.

  • Broad knowledge of investment management principles, economics and financial markets.

  • Seasoned professional with a combination of education, experience and industry knowledge.

  • Working knowledge of eMoney or other comprehensive financial planning software.

  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills, analytical and problem-solving skills.

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At BMO Harris Bank we are driven by a shared Purpose: Boldly Grow the Good in business and life. It calls on us to create lasting, positive change for our customers, our communities and our people. By working together, innovating and pushing boundaries, we transform lives and businesses, and power economic growth around the world.

As a member of the BMO Harris Bank team you are valued, respected and heard, and you have more ways to grow and make an impact. We strive to help you make an impact from day one – for yourself and our customers. We’ll support you with the tools and resources you need to reach new milestones, as you help our customers reach theirs. From in-depth training and coaching, to manager support and network-building opportunities, we’ll help you gain valuable experience, and broaden your skillset.

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BMO Financial GroupServing customers for 200 years and counting, BMO is a highly diversified financial services provider – the 8th largest bank, by assets, in North America. With total assets of $728 billion as of October 31, 2018, and a team of diverse and highly engaged employees, BMO provides a broad range of personal and commercial banking, wealth management and investment banking products and services to more than 12 million customers and conducts business through three operating groups: Personal and Commercial Banking, BMO Wealth Management and BMO Capital Markets.We serve Canadian clients through BMO Bank of Montreal®, our personal and commercial banking business, BMO Nesbitt Burns®*, one of Canada's leading wealth management firms, and BMO Capital Markets™, our North American investment and corporate banking division.In the United States, clients are served through BMO Harris Bank, a major U.S. Midwest personal and commercial bank, and BMO Private Bank, with wealth management offices across the United States, as well as BMO Capital Markets™, our North American investment and corporate banking division.We help our customers make money make sense by delivering the broadest range of financial services through a single point of contact. Our financial service professionals provide access to any services our customers require across the entire enterprise.