Wintrust Financial Corporation is a financial holding company. The Company conducts its businesses through three segments: community banking, specialty finance and wealth management. The Company provides community-oriented, personal and commercial banking services to customers located in the Chicago metropolitan area and in southeastern Wisconsin through its banking subsidiaries (the banks). Its subsidiary, First Insurance Funding Corporation (FIFC), is engaged in the premium finance receivables business, including commercial insurance premium finance and life insurance premium finance. It is also engaged in commercial insurance premium finance in Canada through its subsidiary, First Insurance Funding of Canada (FIFC Canada). The Company provides wealth management services to customers in its market area through its subsidiaries, The Chicago Trust Company, N.A. (CTC), Wayne Hummer Investments, LLC (WHI) and Great Lakes Advisors, LLC (Great Lakes Advisors).