Guggenheim Partners, LLC is a global investment and advisory financial services firm that engages in investment banking, capital markets services, investment management, investment advisory, and insurance services. The firm is headquartered in New York City and Chicago with 2,500 staff located in 20 cities throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. It has more than $240 billion of assets under management. The firm's CEO is Mark Walter. It has eight Managing Partners who are key executives, and with a Senior Leadership Team of 17 other executives, oversee the Firm's businesses. It was founded by Peter Lawson-Johnston II, Solomon R. Guggenheim's great-grandson.