Company History

Company History

Corporate Mission: To provide clients with professional, independent, and experienced guidance in selecting appropriate traditional and alternative investment solutions.  

Corporate Pledge: Our client’s trust and interest will always come first. Ethical conduct and integrity will not be compromised.

Proud of the Company We Keep. Uhlmann Price Securities was founded by Fred Uhlmann, a former Chairman of the Chicago Board of Trade, in 1997 as an independent, full service boutique brokerage and advisory firm catering to the investment needs of a high net worth clientele. In 2001, Jim Baer, a former Merrill Lynch advisor and branch manager joined our firm as Managing Partner to build and grow the firm’s capabilities. Shortly thereafter, Tom Price, CEO of The PRICE Futures Group, an Introducing Brokerage Futures firm, invested in the company as he foresaw the opportunity to bring traditional and alternative investments onto the same platform. Our wealth management and institutional departments are led by Alan Konn, who spent 17 years at William Blair in their Private Investor Department prior to joining Uhlmann Price in 2003.

We are proud to be a FINRA member firm and SEC Registered Investment Advisor. These registrations give us the ability to provide products and services on either a transactional or fee based basis, whichever is most suitable for our clients. To support our core belief that diversification is the key to successful portfolio management, we have an investment committee comprised of senior executives, whose role is to analyze and provide due diligence on any alternative investment product we might offer. We seek research, money management, and investment opportunities from a number of outside sources. We have custody and clearing agreements with RBC Clearing & Custody and Schwab.

Today, Uhlmann Price Securities has over $650 million of retail and institutional client assets in both traditional and alternative investment strategies, with over 30 experienced registered private client and institutional professionals. The firm is headquartered in the Chicago with branch offices inside and outside of Illinois.