Mesirow Financial Currency Management Hires Joseph Hoffman as CEO

CHICAGO, August 14, 2017 – Mesirow Financial announced today the appointment of Joseph Hoffman, CFA as Chief Executive Officer of its Currency Management business, a leading global provider of custom risk solutions, ranging from passive to active currency risk management. Mr. Hoffman strengthens the team with his proven success of providing objective, strategic advice to implement best practice currency risk programs for clients’ unique set of circumstances.

“This is an exciting time for the currency management business at Mesirow Financial. We’re delighted to have attracted someone with Joe’s talent and experience,” said Richard Price, Chairman and CEO of Mesirow Financial. “We have always had a strong currency management offering, and we look forward to continued growth under Joe’s leadership.”

“Mesirow has a history of providing clients with world class currency management solutions,” said Joe Hoffman. “I’m extremely excited to be joining Mesirow’s commitment to investing in and enhancing the currency offering —not only to meet the needs of existing clients in a rapidly changing environment, but also to partner with new investors to manage their currency risk and to seek out additional sources of return unique to currency markets.”

Mr. Hoffman, (44), joins Mesirow from Russell Investments, where he has spent the last 20 years focused on currency and derivatives. He co-founded Russell Investments’ Currency Implementation business in 2003, and most recently, as Global Head of Currency, led the team responsible for hundreds of currency overlay accounts with assets under management in excess of $60 billion.

About Mesirow Financial and Currency Management
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 more than $65 billion in currency risk overlay assets for institutional clients in North America, UK, Europe and Australia. To learn more, please visit