Mesirow Financial Appoints Director of Client Portfolio Strategy

CHICAGO, June 13, 2016Mesirow Financial announced today that it has appointed Blake Anderson as director of client portfolio strategy for its Institutional Sales and Trading group, effective July 1. Anderson, currently a managing director in the San Francisco office, will relocate to the firm’s Boston office, expanding the firm’s presence on the East Coast and providing direct access to key clients across the U.S. He will report directly to Dominick Mondi, president of Mesirow Financial Capital Markets.

With more than 20 years of investment experience, Anderson brings a unique perspective on the municipal market, providing clients with direct access to one of the most highly respected credit specialists in the industry. Anderson will directly engage with the firm’s institutional investor clients, while providing high yield research and insights across the firm’s platform. He will lead strategic and confidential conversations with clients focusing on portfolio strategies, opportunities, risks and liquidity, and relative values. Anderson will also focus on distressed securities, including workout and restructuring support. 

“Blake’s appointment as director of client portfolio strategy comes as a result of his decades of experience in municipals and high-yield research paired with his background as a senior high yield portfolio manager and director of research,” Mondi said. “As a firm, we are committed to developing deep and meaningful relationships with our clients, and Blake will be an exemplary leader in these efforts.”

Prior to joining Mesirow Financial in 2011, Anderson was a partner at Social Sphere Strategies, managing partner at Anderson Tuttle Properties and a managing director at Putnam Investments. At Putnam, he served as director of the High Yield Team, senior portfolio manager and director of tax exempt research while sitting on the Executive, Risk Management and New Product committees. Anderson earned a BA from McGill University.

The Institutional Sales and Trading department has more than 150 employees averaging more than 20 years in the business, with desks specializing in municipals, rates, corporates, preferreds and non-agency mortgages.

 

About Mesirow Financial

Mesirow Financial is an independent, employee-owned firm founded in 1937. We are a specialist in investment, risk management and advisory services committed to helping our institutional, corporate and individual clients achieve their objectives. For more information, visit mesirowfinancial.com.