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Sonder Private Wealth Management

Sonder Private Wealth Management


sonder, n. the realization that everyone has a vivid and complex life.

Everyone has a story.

We would love to know yours.

What We Believe

Everyone has a story.

And no two stories are alike. Every aspect of our financial services is custom-designed for each unique need and objective our clients possess.

Strong and lasting relationships with our clients is the bedrock of our business.

Our clients are like family to us. We believe that truly holistic and quality advice can only come from a deep understanding of our clients and their important relationships, values and dreams. We pride ourselves in the trustworthy, empathetic approach to our professional services.

Independence matters.

Sonder has no outside shareholders or proprietary investment products to which we must be loyal. We are a fee-only business, squarely aligning our success with the success of our clients.  Our culture puts our clients’ best interests first at all times – holding ourselves to the highest fiduciary standard.

Thoughtful and careful portfolio management.

There is no algorithm that can adequately address unique investor needs and attitudes.  Only experienced investment and market discernment, along with a deep understanding of our clients’ needs and values will allow us to provide thoughtful, careful financial stewardship, and help to achieve superior goals-based results within the appropriate risk parameters.

Low Cost Everything.

From low investment product fees, competitive advisory fees, and an aversion to incurring more income tax than is absolutely necessary, we believe our clients should keep more of what they’ve earned to help reach future goals.

What We Do

With over 30 years of experience, Sonder Wealth provides high-quality, high-touch holistic, independent, and unbiased financial advisory and investment management services to families, business owners, and non-profit organizations.  In concert with your other advisors, Sonder Wealth can address the entire spectrum of challenging financial issues you may be facing today. From  growing to preserving wealth, funding higher education and retirement, transitioning your business or leaving a legacy, Sonder has the professional services to design a plan for the road ahead.  Click below to learn more about how we can help you.


Who We Are

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Renée Duba

Our Founder

Renée has enjoyed a successful career as a wealth advisor for more than 30 years. Prior to founding Sonder Private Wealth Management, Renee spent more than two decades at William Blair & Company, where she founded and headed their Financial Planning and Advisory Services team. Renée works with wealthy individuals and families, business owners and executives, as well as institutional clients, such as private/public endowments and foundations to provide financial solutions across a wide spectrum of issues.

Renée started her career at IDS Financial Services (now Ameriprise) in the late 1980's, and has worked for both a small RIA and with U.S. Trust/Bank of America as a Private Client Advisor. With her long and varied career experience, and her love of helping people, Renée was inspired to form Sonder Private Wealth Management; a wholly independent, low-cost but high-touch financial services firm where clients truly come first.

After studying music theory/composition at Western Illinois University on full scholarship, Renée earned her B.A. in Finance from DePaul University in Chicago. In 1997, she became a Certified Financial Planner, and remains in good standing with the CFP Board.

In addition to her career activities, Renée is a board member for the House Theatre of Chicago.  She is an accomplished musician, and taught music in her spare time for more than 13 years.  She resides in River Forest with her husband, two young sons, and two very old fur babies.

Mutual Advisors, LLC  

Our Partnership

Founded by a premier brokerage firm that was started in 1982, Mutual Advisors has an extensive record of knowledge and success servicing advisors.

They are an SEC Registered Investment Adviser with the primary purpose of providing Sonder Private Wealth Management, and firms like Sonder, with the regulatory framework, compliance oversight, asset management solutions, and technology excellence needed to support top-tier wealth management solutions to Sonder’s clients.

Mutual Advisors LLC  is a collective of specialists who are ready and able to serve Sonder Private Wealth Management’s needs. They are committed to crafting personal solutions, highly specialized models, and practice management tools for growth and quality of services for Sonder and her clients.

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What We Are Reading

  • The Accidental Superpower: The Next Generation of American Preeminence and the Coming Global Disorder, by Peter Zeihan, 2014.
  • Dark Pools:  High-Speed Traders, A.I. Bandits, and the Threat to the Global Financial System, by Scott Patterson, 2012

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