Jeffrey Smith


North Shore Investment Consulting, LLC

Financial Advisor

Jeffrey Smith


North Shore Investment Consulting, LLC

Financial Advisor

As a fee-only financial planner, my focus is to offer unbiased financial advice to help you achieve your life goals. - Jeffrey Smith, CFP®, CFA®, MBA

(847) 445-4100

Fee Only Financial Planner Located in Chicago (Wilmette), IL and Serving The Entire Chicago, IL Area

Jeffrey Smith is a Wilmette, IL fee-only financial planner. North Shore Investment Consulting, LLC provides comprehensive and objective financial planning, portfolio management and estate planning to help individuals, families, professionals and retirees organize, grow and protect their assets through life’s transitions. As a fee-only, fiduciary, and independent financial advisor, Jeffrey Smith is never paid a commission of any kind, and has a legal obligation to provide unbiased and trustworthy financial advice.

North Shore Investment Consulting was founded in 2002 by Jeffrey R. Smith, a seasoned investment professional with 34 years of portfolio management experience.

Today, spending time with clients, working to attain their financial goals and managing assets in a low-cost and transparent manner are Mr Smith's passions.

In the past, Mr. Smith managed over $1 billion for a major Chicago-based organization, which included pension, 401(k) and corporate assets.

Over the past 34 years, Mr. Smith has developed expertise in all major asset classes including U.S. and international equities, emerging markets, fixed income, real estate and alternative strategies. He has worked with clients and firms in Canada, the U.K., Hong Kong, the Netherlands and Israel.

Professional designations, credentials and memberships include:

  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®)
  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP®)
  • Member of the Investment Analysts Society of Chicago
  • Member of National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA)
  • MBA in Finance - DePaul University
  • BA in Economics - Northern Illinois University
  • Registered Investment Advisor with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Member of Wilmette and Kenilworth Chamber of Commerce

Mr. Smith enjoys long-distance running, cross-country skiing, travel, the study of economic and market history and spending time with his wife and miniature dachshunds.

Jeffrey Smith is a Member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors

The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is a leading professional association of Fee-Only financial advisors - highly trained professionals who are committed to working in the best interests of those they serve.

NAPFA members live by three important values:

  • To be the beacon for independent, objective financial advice for individuals and families.
  • To be the champion of financial services delivered in the public interest.
  • To be the standard bearer for the emerging profession of financial planning.

North Shore Investment Consulting is a fee-only financial planning boutique focusing on exemplary portfolio management.  Our offices are located in Wilmette, Illinois, the firm was established in 2002.  We work with families planning for retirement as well as retirees.

Our mission is to work diligently to fully understand your life goals, financial objectives and to structure your investment portfolio accordingly.  As a fee-only firm, we operate as a fiduciary on your behalf and can build your portfolio completely free of conflicts of interest such as brokerage commissions and referral fees.   We only utilize no-load, low-cost funds.

We will integrate all components of your financial plan to maximize the probability that you attain your goals and increase your wealth over time.  Of course, no two plans are identical due to unique phases in the investment cycle and personal objectives.  We strongly encourage regular meetings to ensure that your planning and portfolio remains on-track.

Jeffrey Smith will be your adviser.  Mr. Smith has twenty seven years of investment management experience and is a Chartered Financial Analyst™ (CFA®) as well as a Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®).  Less than 1% of advisers have both a CFA® and a CFP® designation.

Fee-Only, Fiduciary, Independent: Three Important Criteria to Consider When Choosing a Financial Advisor.


  • Comprehensive Financial Planning
  • Retirement Income Planning
  • Investment Management
  • College Education Planning
  • Tax Planning

Ideal Clients

  • Retirees and Near Retirees
  • Growing Families
  • Business Owners and Executives
  • Sudden Money Situations
  • Novice Investors

Working Together

  • In-Office Meetings
  • Virtual Meetings
  • Clearly Defined Fees
  • No Product Sales
  • Complimentary Initial Consultation

Professional Designations & Affiliations

  • National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA)
    Jeffrey Smith is a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor

    The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is a leading professional association of Fee-Only financial advisors—highly trained professionals who are committed to working in the best interests of those they serve.

  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
    Jeffrey Smith is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional - Click for Verification

    CFP® professionals are held to strict ethical standards to ensure financial planning recommendations are in your best interest. What’s more, a CFP® professional must acquire several years of experience related to delivering financial planning services to clients and pass the comprehensive CFP® Certification Exam before they can use the CFP® designation.

  • Dimensional Funds
    North Shore Investment Consulting, LLC has access to Dimensional Funds

    Dimensional believes an advisor can work closely with you to understand your financial needs and provide a range of wealth management services, while encouraging the discipline essential to long-term investment success. Financial advisors who work with Dimensional operate independently from Dimensional and vary in the extent to which they use Dimensional funds.

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Office Locations:

  • 1150 Wilmette Avenue
    Suite F
    Wilmette, IL 60091

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