Mesirow Financial Named US Rising Star Dealer by mtn-i

CHICAGO, March 30, 2017 – Mesirow Financial is pleased to announce that the firm’s Institutional Sales and Trading group has been named a US Rising Star Dealer by mtn-i. The award is recognition of Mesirow Financial's work with The World Bank. It will be presented at mtn-i’s 11th Americas Structured Note Showcase & Awards.

mtn-i’s Founder and CEO Mike Tims said, “mtn-i's Rising Star award recognizes Mesirow's expansion of supranational callable sales to buyers of US agency debt.”  mtn-i is the leading news and data service for the medium-term note (MTN), private placement and structured products markets.

The 2017 Americas Structured Note Showcase & Awards reflect Structured Notes’ rapid evolution across the Americas in the last year, and achievements in the following: Deals of the Year, Investor Solutions, Rising Stars and Dealers and Issuers of the Year. All three categories spotlighted a diverse range of entrepreneurial dealership, innovative structuring, investor discovery and intrepid issuing in MTN and private placement markets. These awards highlight leadership and innovation in these markets. 

Winners of the 2017 awards will be formally announced at the 11th Americas Structured Note Showcase & Awards on April 6, 2017. George Barbar, senior managing director of Mesirow Financial’s Institutional Sales and Trading group, will be a speaker at the event. “Our team is honored to be recognized by mtn-i and receive this award. Our work with The World Bank has allowed us to better serve the needs of our institutional clients,” said George Barbar.

The Mesirow Financial team being recognized is led by George Barbar and Christopher Trimarco, and includes Laura Trimarco, Greg Moccia and Crystal General.

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 mtn-i
mtn-i is a London-based global capital markets news and data company specializing in MTNs and Structured Notes. Founded in 2000, it is the recognized authoritative source on these markets. mtn-i’s coverage spans the Americas, Europe and Asia. Its data and analysis are regularly referenced by Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, Thomson Reuters and CNBC. Clients include the US Treasury, the Bank of England, the World Bank and all major international investment banks. To learn more, please visit

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