Mesirow is an independent, employee-owned firm founded in 1937. As specialists in investment, risk management and advisory services, we are committed to helping our institutional, corporate, and individual clients achieve their objectives. We are proud of Mesirow’s culture of fostering team member engagement, entrepreneurship, and empowerment. Our positive culture, volunteerism, and opportunity for advancement makes Mesirow one of the few employers to be included in both Chicago Tribune’s Top Places to Work and Crain’s Best Places to Work in Chicago.
Mesirow’s investment management capabilities encompass traditional and alternative strategies that are managed by specialist teams to address investor risk and return objectives. The investment management teams deliver what institutional investors today value, from custom currency solutions and alpha generation to income generation and sustainable opportunities available in separate account, fund, or CIT format. The firm’s investment management business is comprised of six portfolio management teams that manage roughly $4.5 billion in traditional assets (core fixed income, high-yield fixed income, small/mid-cap equity), $130 billion in currency assets, and $10 billion in alternative assets (private equity and private real estate).
The successful candidate will represent the Company externally, representing Mesirow’s investment management capabilities to Institutional investors in the Midwest geographical region of the country. He/She will be responsible for cultivating a market of institutional investors, developing portfolio needs and communicating the value proposition of our various capabilities to this key market segment.
The ideal candidate will have an entrepreneurial and intellectually curious mindset, with extensive relevant industry experience and a proven track record of success across several investor types including endowments & foundations, insurance, healthcare, pensions and to a wide range of plan sizes. To emphasize a critical objective in this hire, we are strategically focused on broadening and deepening the opportunity set for our Traditional Asset Management business. Special consideration will be given to a demonstrated ability to access attractive investor types or investor profiles in the region that might find our capabilities or style of engagement particularly attractive.
Additional requirements include a demonstrated ability in building and managing relationships and someone who excels in a highly collaborative, results-orientated environment. The firm operates under the highest ethical standards and is looking to add a team member with the same attributes.