Kevin Brock, vice president, is a wealth advisor and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
in William Blair’s Private Wealth Management group. Before joining
William Blair, he enjoyed a nine-year career with Credit Suisse and DLJ. Kevin began his career in the securities industry at Drexel Burnham
before moving to PaineWebber for four years.
Kevin often uses the principles of financial planning to understand
his clients’ financial position and objectives. In addition, he considers
long-term planning for education, retirement, taxes, and estates when
designing customized investment management for his clients.
After more than 31 years in the industry, Kevin has developed a three-dimensional
investment methodology, beginning with a focus on
company fundamentals. He employs technical analysis using point and
figure charting, giving him the tools to identify patterns, aberrations,
and targets of a particular stock, index, or asset class on a short- and
long-term basis. He uses investor sentiment research to help
understand the risk and trend of market forces as human nature
can help illustrate. By combining the fundamental, technical, and
qualitative review from a macro level with his vast research resources,
he is able to examine individual stocks on their own merit and within
the context of the industry and the market in general, giving him
distinct insights into opportunities that may not be readily apparent
to the average investor. Kevin defines himself generally as a “growth at
a reasonable price” investor. He combines William Blair’s best growth
research with a skill for seeking absolute value for his clients.
Kevin works with a wide range of clients, including small-business
owners, professionals, individuals, and family relationships. While
each of his clients has distinct investment objectives, they share one
common goal: to preserve and grow their wealth. Kevin assists his
clients in achieving their goals with dedication and a commitment to
delivering quality service and well-reasoned and thoroughly researched
Kevin grew up in the Cleveland area and graduated
from the University of Akron with a degree in finance. He now lives in
Chicago’s Lakeview area. Kevin is a marathon runner.