Equity Management

The Equity Management team believes that the key to generating consistent investment performance is the selection of investment opportunities that possess attractive valuations and identifiable catalysts that are expected to generate accelerating earnings and cash flow growth.

Investment Capabilities

For more than four decades, Mesirow Financial has provided institutional caliber equity investment strategies. Today we focus exclusively on small cap and small-mid cap investing for institutional investors. Our expertise in this domain gives us confidence that we can deliver superior results with less risk by participating in up markets and protecting capital in down markets.

Our traditional equity strategies are also offered with a sustainable equity focus.

Small Cap Solutions

We offer traditional and sustainable small cap and small-mid cap strategies to institutional investors who utilize them to complete a well-planned asset allocation.

Investment Professionals

Our investment professionals have extensive experience in the field of investing. They work together as a team to provide superior results.

Recent Thought Leadership

Great Monetary Reflation

Learn more about the secular shift to value we believe is happening as a result of recent economic events.

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Sustainability Report

Learn more about Mesirow’s Sustainable investment philosophy and integration.

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Crain's Chicago Business Recognizes Mesirow Leaders

Mesirow is proud to announce both Kathy Vorisek, CIO and head of Equity Management, and Jennifer Rosenblum, Senior Managing Director,Wealth Management, have been listed on Crain’s Chicago Business Notable Women Executives over 50.

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Competitive Advantages

Alignment of Interests

We are an employee owned enterprise that is deeply committed to providing outstanding service and exceeding our clients’ expectations. All of the investment team members are invested in our small cap value strategy. Our success is closely aligned with our clients’ success.

Disciplined Investment Process

We employ the same investment process for both our strategies. Our buy discipline leads us to purchase attractively valued, higher quality stocks. Our clearly defined sell discipline ensures that we only own stocks where we have high conviction. Both our buy and sell disciplines help us to actively manage and mitigate risk in the portfolio.

Holistic Thought Process

A key differentiator is our use of top down macroeconomic analysis to identify trends that will likely provide tailwinds to stocks that have exposure to specific end markets. The use of a top down overlay in a small cap strategy is very uncommon. We believe it helps us identify better opportunities with a greater chance of investment success.

Institutional Stability

Our strategies are most appropriate for long-term institutional investors who prefer returns that are materially better than the market with substantially less risk than the market. We also appeal to investors who prefer or need to have greater capital preservation in down markets due to expected nonprofit spending policies or retirement benefit payments.

Quarterly Commentary

On a quarterly basis, we provide our general thoughts and observations on what took place during the quarter and why those events are relevant to investors.

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Contact Us

To learn more about how Equity Management can help you, please contact Eric Welt at 312.595.2281 or Jim Kilbane at 312.595.6761 or submit an inquiry here.

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The information contained herein is intended for institutions and is for informational purposes only. It does not constitute an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy an interest in any Mesirow Financial investment vehicle(s). Any offer can only be made through the appropriate Offering Memorandum which contains important information concerning risk factors and other material aspects of the investment and should be read carefully before an investment decision is made. A complete list of composites can be made available upon request. Information is provided in U.S. dollar denominations.

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