Mesirow Financial Currency Management Expands Portfolio Management Team in Seattle and London

CHICAGO, April 10, 2019 – Mesirow Financial today announced that Aaron Wham and Mike Emambakhsh have joined the firm’s Currency Management group; establishing the group’s presence in Seattle and growing the portfolio management team in London.

As a Senior Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager, Aaron Wham will help launch the firm’s new Seattle office where he will focus on implementing the team’s investment strategy and portfolio management functions. Mike Emambakhsh joins the London-based team as a Vice President, Senior Research Scientist, with a primary focus on research and model development with an emphasis on machine learning.

Both new professionals will also conduct bespoke research in support of Currency Management CEO Joseph Hoffman. The team’s assets under management have grown more than six-fold since 2010, as institutional clients worldwide continue to seek to partner with an independent manager and a recognized specialist in currency management. Expanding the team is a strategic commitment to ensure clients continue to enjoy best-in-class performance and service.

"Aaron and Mike bring specific skills that will be instrumental in enhancing our ability to provide high quality currency management solutions,” said Joseph Hoffman, CEO of Currency Management. 

Prior to joining Mesirow Financial, Aaron served as Senior Portfolio Manager at Russell Investments. In that role for eight years, he was responsible for directly managing all currency strategies. Mike joins the firm with almost five years of experience, most recently with Cortexica Vision Systems Limited, where he was a Research Scientist designing and implementing deep learning and Bayesian algorithms for video content analysis.

About Mesirow Financial
Mesirow Financial is an independent, employee-owned firm founded in 1937. As specialists in investment, risk management and advisory services, we are committed to helping our institutional, corporate and individual clients achieve their specific objectives. Our professionals are inspired by an entrepreneurial desire to develop tailored solutions designed to deliver measurable results.

Mesirow Financial Currency Management manages over $85 billion in currency assets for institutional clients in North America, U.K., Europe and Australia. To learn more, please visit