Our purpose: To help make your ambition a reality

CIBC U.S. provides tailored commercial, wealth management, personal, and small business financial solutions as well as cross-border banking services to clients with North American operations. Our U.S. headquarters is in Chicago, and we’re backed by a 150-year-old Toronto-based, global financial institution. We invest in our businesses, our clients, our people and our communities.

We strive to build trusting and enduring relationships by putting our clients at the center of all we do. We use our values to guide our decisions, actions and interactions with our clients, our team members and our communities.


Our CIBC leadership team sets the strategic direction for the U.S. Region.

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Life at CIBC

CIBC is more than a bank. It’s a supportive, welcoming culture with a diverse community where our team members don’t just have a job — they find a lifelong career.

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CIBC U.S. news

Here’s the latest on CIBC U.S., including our press release archives, community news, and awards and recognition.


From our early beginnings as one of the first financial institutions in Canada, CIBC has grown to become recognized as one of the strongest banks in North America by Bloomberg Markets. Here’s a brief history of CIBC and our expansion into the United States.

Year Event


CIBC acquires Milwaukee-based boutique investment banking firm Cleary Gull


CIBC acquires private wealth management firm Lowenhaupt Global Advisors


CIBC launches CIBC Agility Digital Banking


CIBC creates the North American Innovation Banking team and acquires the loan assets of Wellington Financial Fund V LP


CIBC acquires Chicago-based private wealth management firm Geneva Advisors


The PrivateBank becomes indirectly, wholly owned subsidiary of CIBC


CIBC completes purchase of Atlantic Trust Wealth Management


The PrivateBank completes $17 million initial public offering and began trading on the NASDAQ Stock Exchange under the ticker "PVTB"


The PrivateBank opens first office in Chicago and begins doing business as The PrivateBank


Company Headquarters, Commerce Court, is opened in Toronto


The Commerce and the Imperial Bank of Canada merge to form the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC)


Imperial Bank of Canada, CIBC's other founding bank, opens for business


Canadian Bank of Commerce is founded and the first branch is opened in Toronto

U.S. Region Corporate Headquarters