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    Mesirow Equity Management on WGN Radio 720

    Listen in to hear CIO and PM, Leo Harmon's interview where he discusses the stock market and current macro market information.

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    The power of fixed income factor-based investing

    How can multi-factor, fixed income portfolios potentially outperform the benchmark?

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    Are ESG investing and portfolio alpha mutually exclusive?

    While interest in sustainability as a portfolio objective is at an all-time high, many investors remain skeptical about its implications for return.

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    Listen to Gregg Lunceford on WGN

    Listen in to hear Gregg discuss recent market conditions and how Mesirow is guiding clients thinking about retirement during these market conditions.

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    2Q2022 Capital Markets Brief

    This has been a remarkable quarter for everyone who shares this small planet. Geo-politics, hot inflation, market disarray in labor, energy and commodities, global equity market volatility, Russian sovereign default  and a crypto-meltdown have made this a

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    Planning for the LGBTQ community

    Everyone has unique circumstances that must be considered when creating a financial plan. Depending on goals, members of the LGBTQ community may have additional factors to consider when it comes to financial planning.

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    Mesirow Equity Management’s Leo Harmon on WGN Radio 720

    Listen in as Leo discusses recent macroeconomic updates, the Fed's tactics to fight inflation and what investment clients are asking for now.

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    Thoughts about the liquidity of small issue high yield bonds

    What is the “unfamiliarity premium” of small cap high yield bonds?

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    Mesirow Capital Markets Brief 1Q2022

    1Q2022 Capital Markets Brief

    The invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation on February 24, 2022 has resulted in the most significant humanitarian crisis in Europe in decades and created the greatest threat to modern Europe and international order since World War II. Our thoughts

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    COVID-19, Economy and FX: Past, Present and Future

    Analyzing pandemic economic effects and foreign exchange rate movements

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    The US hedging advantage

    Potential to increase return while reducing risk by hedging currencies

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    2021 Year-End Update: Capital Markets & Investment Banking

    2021 Year-end Capital Markets & Investment Banking Market Update

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    Weathering market downturns

    Mesirow Small Value strategy has produced an 86.7% downside capture ratio from the beginning of the Financial Crisis through the most recent quarter end.

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    Mesirow Equity Management: Market commentary summary and outlook

    Equity markets pull back after a significant 8-week bounce

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    Mesirow Equity Management on WGN Radio 720

    Listen in to hear CIO and PM, Leo Harmon's interview where he discusses the stock market and current macro market information.

    Read article
    Trees reflecting on lake with mountains in background

    The power of fixed income factor-based investing

    How can multi-factor, fixed income portfolios potentially outperform the benchmark?

    Read article
    Aerial view of rows of solar panels

    Are ESG investing and portfolio alpha mutually exclusive?

    While interest in sustainability as a portfolio objective is at an all-time high, many investors remain skeptical about its implications for return.

    Read article
    Digital curves and light flares

    2Q2022 Capital Markets Brief

    This has been a remarkable quarter for everyone who shares this small planet. Geo-politics, hot inflation, market disarray in labor, energy and commodities, global equity market volatility, Russian sovereign default  and a crypto-meltdown have made this a

    Read article
    Media soundwave

    Mesirow Equity Management’s Leo Harmon on WGN Radio 720

    Listen in as Leo discusses recent macroeconomic updates, the Fed's tactics to fight inflation and what investment clients are asking for now.

    Read article
    Northern lights

    Thoughts about the liquidity of small issue high yield bonds

    What is the “unfamiliarity premium” of small cap high yield bonds?

    Read article
    Mesirow Capital Markets Brief 1Q2022

    1Q2022 Capital Markets Brief

    The invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation on February 24, 2022 has resulted in the most significant humanitarian crisis in Europe in decades and created the greatest threat to modern Europe and international order since World War II. Our thoughts

    Read article
    Close up of blue button jellyfish

    COVID-19, Economy and FX: Past, Present and Future

    Analyzing pandemic economic effects and foreign exchange rate movements

    Read article
    US currency on yellow background

    The US hedging advantage

    Potential to increase return while reducing risk by hedging currencies

    Read article
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    2022 Currency Outlook

    Inflation, the Fed, and the US dollar

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    2022 Mid-Year Sector Report: Packaging Perspectives

    Perspectives on the current paper, plastics and packaging M&A environment and key indicators to watch.

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    September 2022 Debt Advisory Market Update

    September 2022 Debt Advisory Market Update

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    2022 Mid-year Sector Report: Aerospace & Defense

    2022 Mid-year Sector Report: Aerospace & Defense

    Perspectives on the current Aerospace & Defense M&A environment and key indicators to watch throughout 2022

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    2022 Mid Year Sector Report: Healthcare

    2022 Mid Year Sector Report: Healthcare

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    August 2022 Debt Advisory Market Update

    August 2022 Debt Advisory Market Update

    August 2022 Debt Advisory Market Update

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    2022 Mid-Year Sector Report: Technology

    Perspectives on the travel technology sector and key indicators to watch for in 2022

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    2022 Mid-Year Sector Report: Industrials

    Perspectives on the current TM&IA M&A environment and key indicators to watch throughout 2022

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    2021 Year-End Update: Capital Markets & Investment Banking

    2021 Year-end Capital Markets & Investment Banking Market Update

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    2021 Year-End Sector Report: Food, Beverage & Agribusiness

    Explore the FB&A industry's record year for M&A volume, what's fueling strong demand and forecasts for 2022

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    2021 Year-End Sector Report: Aerospace & Defense

    Review of 2021 A&D M&A environment and a look at the primary drivers supporting the increase in M&A activity expected throughout 2022

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    2021 Year-End Sector Report: Technology

    Insight on the transformative effect of the pandemic on IT services and review of the 2021 M&A landscape, key sector trends and patterns, featuring a spotlight on rising private equity investments

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    2021 Year-End Sector Report: Packaging Perspectives

    Review of 2021 packaging M&A landscape and industry trends, featuring a spotlight on injection molding and forecasts for 2022

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    Listen to Gregg Lunceford on WGN

    Listen in to hear Gregg discuss recent market conditions and how Mesirow is guiding clients thinking about retirement during these market conditions.

    Read article
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    The role of planning in retirement satisfaction

    Life in retirement may exceed the life of your career. Having a financial plan and a plan for how you plan to spend the next 30+ years has never been more important. People with a plan are significantly more satisfied in retirement.

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    Listen to Mesirow on WGN Radio 720

    Mesirow Wealth Management's Bob Martin on WGN Radio 720

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    Planning for the LGBTQ community

    Everyone has unique circumstances that must be considered when creating a financial plan. Depending on goals, members of the LGBTQ community may have additional factors to consider when it comes to financial planning.

    Read article
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    Divorce: Financial tips to help you prepare and stay organized

    As with any significant life change, a divorce can be an emotional and stressful period and the more organized and prepared you are, the better equipped you will be for this transition in your life.

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    What to expect “financially” when you’re expecting

    Having a baby is one of the most awe-inspiring moments in most people’s lives, truly a time of profound emotion and personal joy. However, that joy also comes with financial complexities that can be dealt with by planning ahead.

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    Volatility creates Roth IRA opportunities

    As stocks dip this year, some investors are taking advantage of the market volatility by converting their traditional pre-tax IRAs to a Roth IRA.

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    Market volatility can create tax-smart opportunities

    Although periods of market volatility can often create investor anxiety, the gains and losses incurred during up and down markets can be leveraged to work together to minimize the taxes investors pay on capital gains.

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    College planning

    Sending your young adult off to college or university can be both scary and exciting, even in the best of times. These tips may help you help your child navigate some important financial planning and life issues.

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