We are an independent currency management specialist delivering innovative, customized solutions to institutions globally.
For institutional investors
In currency assets under management*
Increase in AUM since 2017*
Years providing custom FX solutions*
“As more money is allocated overseas, investors are evaluating their exposure to foreign exchange risk and looking for custom currency management solutions from an experienced and independent firm.”
Joseph Hoffman, CEO, Mesirow Currency Management
Custom currency strategies
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*Data as of 12.31.2022 unless otherwise noted. Currency assets under management includes AUM associated with (i) active and passive currency risk management products $130.20 billion, (ii) non-fx overlay strategies such as equitization and beta overlays $671.03 million, and (iii) alpha strategies $32,482,451. In all such cases, AUM is calculated based on notional value of currency investments. Additionally, AUM for alpha strategies is adjusted because clients can select a volatility target (generally between 2% and 12% annualized), which is normalized to 2% in order to create a consistent depiction of alpha strategy AUM. This results in a “scaled” AUM, which is higher than the actual aggregate notional value of all alpha strategy portfolios if clients have selected a volatility target higher than 2%. As of 12.31.2022, the “unscaled” AUM for alpha strategies was $5,852,781.
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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.