Michael Annin, CFA

Senior Managing Director

Investment Strategies


Michael Annin is a senior managing director and founding member of Mesirow Financial’s Investment Strategies group. He oversees client development, marketing, research, methodology, and project management.

Mike has 28 years of experience in the financial services industry, and has led numerous initiatives focused on the defined contribution market – including Mesirow Financial's fiduciary partnership and custom target services. Prior to joining Mesirow Financial in 2006, he served as a managing director at Ibbotson Associates, where he oversaw the company’s non-software product initiatives, including investment management and investment consulting for retirement plans and insurance companies, data products and training product lines. Additionally, he was vital in developing investment strategy consulting services, which included performance studies based on the historical performance of portfolios under various scenarios. Mike’s extensive career also includes positions with IPC Group, Abbott Laboratories, and Bear, Stearns & Company.

Mike earned a BBA from The University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin. He is a CFA® Charterholder.