Currency Management

We are an independent currency management specialist delivering innovative, customized solutions to institutions globally. 

For institutional investors


Billion in currency assets under management*


Percent increase in AUM since 2017*


Years providing custom FX solutions*

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Mesirow named 2021 Currency Manager of the Year

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MoneyAge named Mesirow as Currency Manager of the Year for the second consecutive year. Mesirow was selected for this award based on the team's positive annual performance from the alpha strategies, expanded research library of published papers on neural network models and ESG risk factors, and for the custom risk management strategies they provide to clients.

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Mesirow named 2020 Currency Manager of the Year

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MoneyAge's Asset Management Awards recognized Mesirow for our customized approach to passive and active currency risk management, currency alpha and execution services, as well as our specialized expertise, capabilities and innovation.

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As more money is allocated overseas...

currency is an increasingly significant risk. As we calibrate our programs to strike a preferred balance between risk and reward while remaining responsive to a stated benchmark, we remain free from conflicts of interest associated with bank-affiliated organizations or publicly-held firms.

Our solutions are:


Team of currency professionals with broad depth of experience


Real-time risk monitoring at portfolio and position level


Reduce foreign exchange transaction costs through low-cost execution


Program customization to meet clients' investment goals and guidelines

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“Today, more than ever, clients are looking for tailored currency management solutions from an independent firm such as Mesirow.”

Joseph Hoffman, CEO, Mesirow Currency Management




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Customized solutions to manage unrewarded currency risk in international portfolios

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Strategies that aim to profit from short- and medium-term moves in the currency market

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An outsourced trading solution for asset managers and asset owners with focus on reducing transaction costs, improving transparency and enhancing operational efficiency

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Team and strategic partners

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Clients value our team’s accessibility, diverse perspectives and expertise. Across Portfolio Management, Trading, Operations and Client Management, we work to build longstanding, strategic client relationships that are further enhanced by our strategic partner relationships.

For more than a decade, Mesirow Currency Management has exclusively partnered with Perreard Partners Investment in Switzerland and Warakirri Asset Management in Australia to provide European and Australian clients with customized currency management services. These partners provide valuable in-market expertise, delivering locally-based service to Mesirow currency clients while committing to the highest standards in transparency, client loyalty and independence.

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Global principles

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Global FX code of conduct

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*Data as of 3.31.2022 unless otherwise noted. 

Mesirow Currency Management AUM is as of 9.30.2021 and reflects assets under management for both currency and management products (passive and active management) and alpha and macro products. Risk management product AUM reflects the total foreign currency portfolio exposure of passive and active clients' underlying portfolios allocated to the Currency Division of Mesirow. Alpha and macros product AUM reflect a client's total investment amount in the alpha and macro strategies of the Currency Division of Mesirow, which is calculated based on an annualized 2% volatility target. The current allocation to the currency sleeve of the Enhanced Core Plus Fund is a notional 10%. 

The information contained herein should not be construed as a recommendation to purchase or sell any particular security or investment vehicle offered by Mesirow . The information included has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but is not necessarily complete and its accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Any opinions expressed are subject to change without notice. Mesirow Financial Investment Management, Inc. and its affiliated companies and/or individuals may, from time to time, own, have long or short positions in, or options on, or act as a market maker in, any securities discussed herein and may also perform financial advisory or investment banking services for those companies.

It should not be assumed that any recommendations incorporated herein will be profitable or will equal past performance. Any stated performance results include the reinvestment of dividends and other earnings. Investment management services offered by Mesirow Financial Investment Management, Inc., an SEC-registered investment advisor.