Investment Strategies

Mesirow Financial Investment Strategies is an industry leader in providing plan level fiduciary services through retirement plan providers. We are committed to providing multiple solutions to help plan providers, plan sponsors and advisors successfully achieve their intended investment outcome.

About Us

We understand the risks and challenges that come with offering a retirement plan. As a pioneer of outsourced fiduciary services, we have experience in developing complex fiduciary partnership programs customized for each of our provider partners and delivered to plan sponsors and advisors through a simple, flexible program.


Our team offers a comprehensive set of services and capabilities, designed to meet the ever-changing needs of our partners.

Meet Our Team

Learn more about our senior leaders, business development and relationship management professionals. 

Mesirow Financial Offers Fiduciary Automation Service Technology (Mesirow Financial FAST®) to Assist Broker-Dealers with Fiduciary Programs

CHICAGO, June 26, 2019 – Mesirow Financial announces a technology and fiduciary automation solution for broker-dealers to assist with their fiduciary management. Cetera® Financial Group has signed on to become the initial partner. Launched in response to the needs of the broker-dealer community, Mesirow Financial Fiduciary Automation Service Technology (Mesirow Financial FAST®) provides broker-dealers the same robust automation and compliance engine that Mesirow uses to service its own 3(21) and 3(38) outsourced fiduciary service clients.


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3(21) and 3(38) Fiduciary Partnership Services

Mesirow Financial Investment Strategies can help make retirement plan fiduciary responsibility more manageable through a customized, consultative approach for all parties impacted by this obligation. Learn more about our 3(21) and 3(38) Fiduciary Partnership Service. 

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News and Events

2Q Market Commentary

Equity markets expect that central banks will extend the current business cycle, but bond markets believe that this is the beginning of the end.

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Mesirow Launches Mesirow Financial FAST®

The technology provides broker-dealers the same robust automation and compliance engine that Mesirow uses to service its own 3(21) and 3(38) outsourced fiduciary service clients.

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TIAA Selects Mesirow Financial for New RetirePlus Program

TIAA recently announced their new RetirePlus program, where the Mesirow Financial Investment Strategies Group has been selected to provide asset allocation services to support the program.

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Benefits of Working With Us

Legal Protection

Mesirow will perform and defend its duties and obligations with respect to investment option monitoring in compliance with ERISA. Indemnification for plan sponsors and advisors is not subject to a liability cap.

Flexibility of Solutions

Our easy-to-qualify 3(21) solution helps plan sponsors meet their 404(c) diversification requirements. Our 3(38) solution allows plan sponsors to choose a defined lineup or develop a customized lineup.


Mesirow is a pioneer of third-party fiduciary solutions leveraging more than 16 years of average industry experience within our team. By utilizing our PrecisionAlpha® process, a proprietary manager selection methodology, we can more accurately account for a manager’s true potential for success and active level of risk.

Sales and Marketing Support

A dedicated key account manager works closely with you to build a successful partnership. We offer customized training programs that include presentations on our fiduciary solutions, as well as relevant industry topics.

Advisory services offered by Mesirow Financial Investment Management, Inc., an SEC-Registered Investment Advisor. Securities offered through Mesirow Financial, Inc., member FINRA and SIPC. Advisory Fees are described in Mesirow Financial Investment Management Inc.’s Part 2A of the Form ADV. Mesirow Financial refers to Mesirow Financial Holdings, Inc. and its divisions, subsidiaries and affiliates. The Mesirow Financial name and logo are registered service marks of Mesirow Financial Holdings, Inc., © 2019, Mesirow Financial Holdings, Inc. All rights reserved.