James Munder
Wealth Management Advisor

Munder Financial


I started my journey with Northwestern Mutual during my time as a student at Indiana University. I immersed myself in the financial industry during the internship program offered in the downtown Chicago office.

Upon graduation from Indiana, I moved to downtown Chicago full time to focus on building my practice. My main focus was working with professionals in the downtown area with a specific focus on Business Owners, Attorneys, CPA's, and professional sales people.

My practice really took off when I began integrating investment, insurance, and business planning with the individuals I worked with.

In 2014, I had the opportunity to expand my practice to Indianapolis and now have a business presence in both cities. I am a Field Director with the Indianapolis office where I spend about a third of my time developing new advisors with Northwestern Mutual. My family and I now live in the Indianapolis Suburbs full time. I maintain about 40% of my practice in Chicago and 60% in Indianapolis.

My team and I specialize in working with what we call the "emerging affluent," individuals who have not yet been able to turn their income into assets and want to do so in the most efficient way possible.

I measure my success based on the impact I have on the people around me. This is not only the clients I serve through my practice, but also the younger advisors I have the privilege of mentoring. I strongly believe that the greater impact I have on those around me, the larger the legacy I will be able to leave on the industry and my community.


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