Mesirow Financial Expands its Currency Management Group

CHICAGO, November 30, 2017 – Mesirow Financial announced today the hiring of Michael DuCharme as Director, Currency Solutions within its Currency Management business, a leading global provider of custom risk solutions, ranging from passive to active currency risk management. Mr. DuCharme strengthens the team with his proven success of providing objective, innovative solutions that implement best practice currency risk programs for clients’ unique set of circumstances.

“We’re excited to attract this level of talent to continue to build the business in Currency Management,” said Dominick Mondi, President of Mesirow Financial. “The team is committed to providing new and innovative solutions for our currency management clients.”

“Understanding that Mesirow has a history of providing clients with world class currency management solutions,” said Joe Hoffman, CEO of Currency Management, “Mike’s extensive experience developing systems to enhance foreign exchange (FX) services and identifying easier and more cost-effective ways to trade FX is a great complement to our team.”

Mr. DuCharme joins Mesirow from Russell Investments, where he spent 17 years focused on trading systems and processes. Most recently, he was Head of Currency Strategy, helping clients develop strategies to reduce their FX transaction costs while minimizing risk. Mr. DuCharme started his career as an engineer, including a tour of duty as a civil engineering officer in the United States Air Force.

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 $77 billion in currency risk overlay assets for institutional clients in North America, UK, Europe and Australia as of September 30, 2017. To learn more, please visit mesirowfinancial.com.