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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 objectives. Our professionals are inspired by an entrepreneurial desire to develop tailored solutions designed to deliver measurable results.... Read more


Mesirow is an independent, Chicago-based financial services firm with offices in 21 cities around the world. We serve the financial needs of corporations, institutions, businesses, individuals and families through our three core capabilities:
• Global Investment Management
• Capital Markets & Investment Banking
• Advisory Services
Approximately 500 people work at Mesirow, 323 in our downtown Chicago headquarters. We also have presence in New York, Puerto Rico, London and Hong Kong as well as regional offices across the United States.
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In 1937, Norman Mesirow founded an independent financial
services firm owned by employees and invested in the interconnected
success of clients, communities and workplace culture.

Today, the people of Mesirow carry this vision forward. We invest with our
clients , working side by side to design diverse, technology enhanced strategies that enable corporations, institutions, business owners, individuals and families to prosper. We invest in Chicago and the global
communities where our clients live and work, sparking positive change through deep civic engagement. By empowering bright, diverse professionals to innovate within our inclusive workplace culture , we invest in our people.
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We are Mesirow: serving our clients through a personal,
individualized approach to reaching financial goals and serving as a
force for social good. We invest in what matters.
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Additional Culture Details

As an employee-owned firm, Mesirow has been predicated on a philosophy of “doing right” for our clients, our employees and our community for 83 years. This belief is embedded across our diverse set of businesses. Based on employee feedback, we continuously invest in our people by enhancing existing benefits and rolling out new benefits, programs and offerings that enrich our culture and seek to make Mesirow a “best place” to work for every one of our employees. To organize and communicate these enhancements, we created an Employee Value Program, highlighting a holistic employee experience across six key categories: wellness and benefits, culture, career, recognition, compensation and workplace environment. Since the Program’s launch in 2018, we’ve implemented initiatives that have deeply resonated with employees, including a student debt assistance program, a dress for your day policy, enhanced employer 401(k) match, summer hours, milestone anniversary recognition, remote work capabilities, peer-to-peer recognition, and family-friendly work practices. In addition, our commitment to community engagement and social responsibility is a core component of our firm’s culture. We actively encourage and support employees who want to make a difference in our communities by leveraging our resources through financial contributions, employer volunteering, mentoring and in-kind services to support organizations in our core areas of focus: Neighborhoods, Social Justice and Opportunity & Inclusion (see answer focused on the Mesirow Opportunity & Inclusion Program). Lastly, we've implemented a number of programs (listed below) in response to the pandemic that reinforce our employee-centric culture:

• Remote Work Capabilities: In response to COVID-19, remote working arrangements were launched to assist employees in certain situations where they may require a temporary accommodation enabling them to work from home for a specified period.

One Medical: Mesirow recently partnered with One Medical to provide employees, spouses, and dependents with complimentary One Medical memberships. The membership includes access to concierge-level services, same-day appointments, convenient on-site lab testing, and a wide range of mental & emotional wellbeing support and programming. In response to COVID-19, our partnership also includes guidance on how to safely return employees to the workplace, including access to COVID-19 testing and a digital daily self-screening application tool.

• Loyola Medical Speaker Series: Mesirow partnered with clinical psychologists from Loyola Medical to develop a series of webinars covering emotional and mental wellbeing topics including stress management, healthy lifestyle behaviors and nutrition, and a guided meditation and mindfulness practice.
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Chicago, IL


470 US Employees


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