Joseph P. Hoffman, CFA

Chief Executive Officer

Currency Management


Joseph Hoffman, CFA, is the chief executive officer in Mesirow Financial’s Currency Management group. Joseph leads the team to match investment trends with customized solutions to meet clients’ needs. Under Joseph’s leadership, assets under management have grown from $77 billion in August 2017 to over $100 billion in December 2019. He led the acquisition of The Cambridge Strategy, a UK-based currency alpha investment firm in October 2018, and developed Fiduciary FX, an agency and fiduciary program for trading currencies for institutional investors. 

Prior to joining Mesirow Financial, Joseph worked at Russell Investments where he spent 20 years focused on currency and derivatives. He co-founded Russell Investment’s Currency Implementation business and managed over $60 billion in currency assets. 

Joe earned an MS in finance from Seattle University and a BS from Central Washington University. He holds the FINRA Series 7, 24, 63 and 65 licenses, and is a member of the CFA Society of Seattle and the Seattle Securities Traders Association.