Karen Brethauer

Karen Brethauer, CFA


Karen Brethauer advises clients on all facets of financial and estate planning, helping them chart a financial course for lifetime wealth creation at the Chicago office of Goldman Sachs Personal Financial Management, within the Consumer and Investment Management Division of Goldman Sachs.

She joined the investment counsel firm Hotchkiss Associates following graduation from The University of Illinois. That firm became a part of what is now Goldman Sachs Personal Financial Management.

Karen earned a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her Masters of Management through the night program offered by Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management. She also holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Karen is an avid reader, an enthusiastic walker and the proud mother of two adult sons.

United Capital Financial Advisers, LLC d/b/a Goldman Sachs Personal Financial Management (“GS PFM”) is a registered investment adviser and an affiliate of Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and subsidiary of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., a worldwide, full-service investment banking, broker-dealer, asset management, and financial services organization. GS PFM does not provide legal, tax, or accounting advice. Clients should obtain their own independent legal, tax, or accounting advice based on their particular circumstances.