Steve Hinrichs David Vaughan Investments

Stephen K. Hinrichs Vice President of Investment Research, Partner

Peoria, IL


My first job in the industry was as an Equity Analyst for a Life Insurance company in Springfield, Illinois.  I came to DVI in 1998 as a Portfolio Analyst and am now a Partner with the firm and serve as the Vice President of Investment Research.


Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)


Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

What are the values that drive you in your professional and personal life?

I value honesty and integrity, and I believe in treating others as you would like to be treated.

What is your favorite thing about working in the Peoria area?

I think Peoria is a great area to raise a family.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

I enjoy golf, travel and support Fighting Illini sports teams.

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Our founder, David Vaughan, created DVI over 45 years ago with an instinctive fiduciary mindset. He wanted to help his neighbors and community members grow and protect the financial success they had achieved in their lives. By building trust, he built a business that has grown in size and services. Today, we carry David's legacy forward with more comprehensive offerings to serve the ever-changing needs of our clients in Central IL and Central FL.

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