Anita D. Kraus - Morgan Stanley Financial Advisor - DEERFIELD, IL
Morgan Stanley
Anita D. Kraus
First Vice President, Wealth Management
Financial Advisor
tel: (847) 480-5430
toll-free: (800) 543-3623 
fax: (847) 498-1546

My goal is to thoroughly understand your financial needs and then align the resources to help you meet or exceed them. I can help you evaluate near-term concerns and plan for long-term goals, be a sounding board for investment ideas, assist you in developing and executing a strategy that is precisely your own and helps you meet your needs.

  • Member, Greater North Shore Estate and Financial Planning Council
  • Member, Chicago Estate Planning Council
  • Member, Northwest Suburban Estate Planning Council
  • Supporting Member, National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)
  • Member, Professional Women's Club of Chicago
  • Member, North Shore Professional Women's Association
  • Member, Deerfield Bannockburn Riverwoods Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Buffalo Grove Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association
  • Asset Management
  • Estate Planning Strategies
  • Wealth Management
  • Financial Planning
  • Fixed Income
  • Retirement Planning
  • Municipal Bonds
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Professional Portfolio Management
  • Exchange Traded Funds
  • 401(k) Rollovers
  • Annuities
  • Life Insurance
Education and Licensing
  • J.D. (with Honors)
    IIT - Chicago Kent College of Law
    Chicago, IL
  • B.S. - Business Administration / Finance
    Roosevelt University
    Chicago, IL
  • Northwestern University, School of Continuing Studies
    Accelerated Financial Planning Program
  • Series 7 - General Securities Representative
  • Series 63 - Uniform State Exam
  • Series 65 - Investment Advisory Agent
  • Illinois Life Insurance License
  • Illinois Long Term Care License
  • Certified Financial Planner
Honors and Recognition
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Business Experience
  • 2000 - Present: Morgan Stanley*

    Vice President
    Financial Advisor
    Certified Financial Planner
    Deerfield, IL
  • 1998 - 2000: Bank One

    First Vice President
    Investment Management Group
    Chicago, IL
  • 1995 - 1998: The First National Bank of Chicago

    First Vice President
    Private Banking and Investments
    Evanston, IL
  • 1987 - 1995: NBD Bank, N.A.

    Vice President
    Trust and Investment Management Division
    Evanston, IL
  • 1992 - 2002: John Marshall Law School

    Adjunct Professor

Bulletin Board
  • As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER practitioner, I will review your whole financial picture to educate you on the best decisions for you and your family to help achieve your goals within your risk tolerance while providing a high quality of service. To learn more, email me.

  • I am very appreciative when existing clients introduce friends, family, and business associates for an exploratory meeting. I will do my utmost to meet your highest expectations. Please email a link to my website to anyone in your life that may be facing a life changing event, such as retirement or an estate planning issue.  Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC and its Financial Advisors do not provide tax or legal advice.

  • Are you ready for retirement? We think of retirement as part of the bigger picture- your life. Whatever you have in mind, the ideal is to have the flexibility to make choices based on what you want to do, not what you have to do. Using the phone number above, call to develop a strategy to help achieve the retirement you envision.

Anita D. Kraus holds the following registrations:
Securities Agent: AL, AZ, CA, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, MA, MI, NJ, NV, NY, OH, TN, TX, VA, WA; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative

NMLS#: 1282611

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