Ed Baker is a Senior Managing Director in Mesirow Currency Management. His primary responsibilities include the leadership of the group’s research effort within the Alpha & Macro strategies team.
Ed has more than 30 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Mesirow, he was an Executive Chairman at The Cambridge Strategy (TCS), which was acquired by Mesirow in 2018. Until April of 2007 Ed was a Chief Investment Officer of emerging markets growth equities at AllianceBernstein. He joined Alliance Capital in 1995 and served in various roles during his tenure, including Chief Executive Officer of Alliance Capital Limited, Alliance’s London based subsidiary. He assumed responsibility for the emerging markets growth equities business in early 1998 and built it into a $10 billion AUM business. Prior to joining Alliance, he worked for Barra, Inc., an investment technology firm which he joined in 1978.
Ed is currently a member of the Editorial Board of The Journal of Investment Consulting, a publication of The Investment Management Consultants Association. He is also a Trustee for the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, the University of California Berkeley Foundation, and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
Edward earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of South Florida and an Master of Science from the University of California at Berkeley, where he was a Regents Fellow. He has also completed work there towards a Doctor of Philosophy in both mathematics and finance.