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John L. Nelson, CFA, FSA Credential Holder

Managing Director, Portfolio Manager, Research Analyst | Equity Management

John Nelson is a Managing Director in Mesirow’s Equity Management group. He serves as a Portfolio Manager for the small cap & small-mid cap strategies and provides coverage for the financial services sector.

John has more than 19 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Mesirow in 2016, he was a Director and Research Analyst for Fiduciary Management Associates, LLC, which was acquired by Mesirow. Before that, he served as an equity Research Analyst and Portfolio Manager at Gofen and Glossberg as well as an equity Research Analyst at William Blair & Company.

John is a CFA® charterholder, member of the CFA Society of Colorado and the CFA Institute, and earned the FSA Credential from the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board. John earned a BA in political science and international affairs from the University of Nebraska and an MBA with dual concentration in finance and accounting from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.