Dearborn Partners

Carol M. Lippman, CFA, joined Dearborn Partners in 2011 as managing director and introduced the company’s Rising Dividend Strategy equity portfolios. These portfolios invest in stable companies with attractive current dividends, as well as the potential for increases in those dividends. Carol developed a stock selection strategy focusing on rising dividends in 1993 while she worked at A.G. Edwards & Sons and its successor entities.

Founded in 1997, Dearborn is an independent, totally employee owned firm which focuses solely on investment management for institutions and private clients. The institutional business focuses primarily on the Taft-Hartley and public fund markets. In addition to the Rising Dividend Strategy portfolios, the firm offers domestic equity, international equity and fixed income products. For more information, you may visit their website,