Mesirow Financial’s George Barbar Named 40 Under 40 Award Winner By South Florida Business Journal

CHICAGO, July 6, 2015Mesirow Financial is pleased to announce George Barbar, a senior managing director of the firm’s Institutional Sales and Trading group, has been named a winner of South Florida Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Awards. The 2015 award winners were evaluated and selected from a pool of prominent nominees for their notable accomplishments in business and in service to the community.

The 40 Under 40 Awards celebrate the careers of 40 individuals under the age of 40 for their remarkable achievements in both business and the community. The individuals honored are leaders who have made tremendous accomplishments in their careers, while giving back and strengthening their local communities. South Florida Business Journal created the award to recognize those who are making South Florida a better place to do business and live. The winners will be recognized on Friday, August 7 at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 in Fort Lauderdale.

Based in Boca Raton, George Barbar is the co-head of the Government Agency and Supranational Trading and Underwriting department. He is responsible for underwriting, distribution and secondary trading of government agency and supranational securities. George and his partner Chris Trimarco established Mesirow Financial’s underwriting business in March 2010 and have since originated over $20 billion in new issue agencies. George is the co-founder and president of the South Florida Bond Traders Association and is actively involved with the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias, Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church and Westminster Academy. George earned his BA from Wheaton College and his MBA from Florida Atlantic University. Additionally, he holds FINRA Series 7, 24, 63, 79 and 99 licenses.

“It is a great honor for George to receive this notable award. George exemplifies the skills, integrity and commitment necessary to serve our clients at the highest level each and every day”, said Bruce Young, Vice Chairman and CEO of Mesirow Financial’s Institutional Sales and Trading group.

Mesirow Financial’s Institutional Sales and Trading department has over 150 employees averaging more than 20 years in the business, with desks specializing in municipals, rates, government agencies and supranationals, corporates, preferreds and non-agency mortgages. For more information, please visit

About Mesirow Financial
Mesirow Financial is a diversified financial services firm headquartered in Chicago. Founded in 1937, it is an independent, employee-owned firm with approximately 1,200 employees globally. 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, visit