Mesirow High Yield Fund

Why invest in this Fund?

  • Value-driven analysis that seeks companies able to generate free cash flow and consistent investment returns throughout an economic cycle
  • High yield opportunities from small, privately owned issuers not closely followed by competitors or brokerage research
  • Alpha-generation potential from an experienced high yield manager that values proprietary research over index weightings

A high level of current income consistent with preservation of capital


Separate account | Mutual fund | Collective investment trust

Share classes

Institutional Class
MFHIX | 00774Q783

Investor Class
MFHVX | 00774Q775



Focus on industries we believe have sufficiently low cash flow volatility to service debt regardless of macro trends


Identify above-average yield opportunities in those industries and optimize allocations according to our investment themes


Monitor each credit's sensitivity to select macro variables: e.g., consumer spending, credit availability, commodity prices


Sell when we believe a secular change overturns over investment thesis

Fact sheet

Share classes, performance and holdings

Portfolio management

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Robert Sydow

Chief Investment Officer | Fixed Income Management

Headshot of Kevin Buckle

Kevin Buckle, CFA

Senior Managing Director | Fixed Income Management

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James Lisko

Managing Director |Fixed Income Management


Carefully consider the Fund's investment objective, risk factors, charges and expenses before investing. This and additional information can be found in the Fund's full & summary prospectus, which may be obtained via the links above or by calling 1.833.MESIROW. Read the prospectus carefully before investing.

The information contained herein should not be construed as a recommendation to purchase or sell any particular security or investment vehicle offered by Mesirow Financial. 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.  Information is provided in U.S. dollar denominations.

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. The Mesirow Financial name and logo are registered service marks of Mesirow Financial Holdings, Inc. Investment management services offered by Mesirow Financial Investment Management, Inc., an SEC-registered investment advisor. Securities offered through Mesirow Financial, Inc. member FINRA and SIPC.

Bonds and bond funds are subject to interest rate risk and decline in value as interest rates rise. High yield bonds have greater risk of default or downgrade and are more volatile than investment grade bonds. Mortgage-backed securities (MBS) are subject to prepayment and extension risk. Small movements in interest rates may quickly and significantly reduce the value of certain MBS. The Fund may invest in derivatives. Changes in market value of fund securities and those securities related derivatives may not be proportionate. Derivatives are subject to illiquidity and counterparty risk. International investments may involve risk of capital loss from unfavorable fluctuation in currency values, from differences in generally accepted accounting principles or from social, economic or political instability in other nations. The fund’s use of leverage may accelerate the velocity of potential losses. Investments in MLPs involve risks that differ from investments in common stock including risks related to limited control and limited rights to vote on matters affecting the MLP.

The Mesirow Funds are distributed by SEI Investments Distribution Co. (SIDCO). The Funds are managed by Mesirow Financial Investment Management, Inc. SIDCO is not affiliated with Mesirow Financial Investment Management, Inc.

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