Blake Anderson

Senior Managing Director

Institutional Sales and Trading


Blake Anderson is a senior managing director and head of strategy and research in Mesirow Financial’s Capital Markets and Investment Banking group. He focuses on municipal securities and high-yield, tax-exempt and taxable bond research for institutional clients.

Blake has more than 30 years of investment experience. Prior to joining Mesirow Financial in 2011, he was a partner at Social Sphere Strategies, managing partner at Anderson Tuttle Properties and a managing director at Putnam Investments. At Putnam, he was director of the High Yield Team, senior portfolio manager and director of tax exempt research while serving on the Executive, Risk Management and New Product committees. Before that, he was a consultant at Coopers & Lybrand Actuarial and Benefits Consulting Group. Prior to Coopers, Blake was a senior underwriter at Cigna Corp.

Blake earned a BA from McGill University.

Blake played rugby for the McGill University team.