Mesirow Financial ranked among Chicago's Top Workplaces 2012 by the Chicago Tribune
Recognition of firm's exceptional culture for third consecutive year

CHICAGO, November 13, 2012Mesirow Financial announced today that the firm has been ranked among Chicago's Top Workplaces 2012 by the Chicago Tribune. Mesirow Financial was also included among the Top Workplaces in 2010 and 2011, which ranks Chicago area firms based upon feedback from employee surveys.

Chairman and CEO Richard Price noted, "This recognition is a reflection of our employees' commitment to excellence, and their collective efforts to further our firm's culture of integrity and service."

This prestigious award is dedicated to the 1,200 employees who are the core of the firm's culture and business. Mesirow Financial is grateful to have professionals that are passionate about the work they do and provide exceptional service to its clients.

Mesirow Financial is a diversified financial services firm headquartered in Chicago. Celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, the firm remains independent and employee-owned with approximately 1,200 employees globally. The firm is well capitalized and has been consistently profitable, with capital of $352 million, revenues totaling $491 million for fiscal 2012 and $65.4 billion in assets under management, of which $38.6 billion are in currency and commodities as of September 30, 2012. With expertise in investment management, global markets, insurance services and consulting, Mesirow Financial strives to meet the financial needs of institutions, public sector entities, corporations and individuals. For more information about Mesirow Financial, visit mesirowfinancial.com.

The Mesirow Financial name and logo are registered service marks of Mesirow Financial Holdings, Inc., © 2012, Mesirow Financial Holdings, Inc. All rights reserved. The information contained herein has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but is not necessarily complete and its accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Any opinions expressed are subject to change without notice. It should not be assumed that any recommendations incorporated herein will be profitable or will equal past performance. Nothing contained herein constitutes an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy an interest in any Mesirow Financial investment vehicle(s).

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