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Mesirow Equity Management Awarded Runner-Up for Best ESG Investment Fund: US Equities

  • Awarded as runner-up by ESG Investing

  • ESG Investing celebrates the best in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) funds, research and products

CHICAGO, February 16, 2022ESG Investing recognized Mesirow Equity Management (“MEM”) as the runner-up for Best ESG Investment Fund: US Equities award. With a track record and focus on sustainability, MEM actively incorporates sustainable investment criteria into their fundamental assessment of macro, sector and company specific trends as they seek favorable portfolio performance and risk characteristics. Since inception, the

Small Cap Sustainable portfolios have outperformed their benchmark on a gross basis.  The strategies are offered via a mutual fund, a separately managed account and a collective investment trust.

The team seeks to positively impact the environment and society, and encourage incremental corporate improvements, through ongoing, proactive dialogue with management teams. ESG integration improves Mesirow’s selection of attractive stocks from an investment perspective, but their key differentiator of management engagement has the most potential to create a restored world. Engagement creates collaboration as clients and practitioners evaluate the impact on their company’s valuation.

“We are pleased to be recognized by ESG Investing,” said Kathy Vorisek, CIO, Mesirow Equity Management “and we look forward to our progress of supporting sustainability growth for the organization, providing value creation to stakeholders and delivering strong, long-term results to investors that offer societal value.”

About Mesirow Equity Management
Mesirow Equity Management (MEM) is an institutional asset manager focused exclusively on investing in small cap value and small-mid cap value equities. Our traditional equity strategies are also offered with a sustainable equity focus. For more information, please visit

About Mesirow
Mesirow is an independent, employee-owned financial services firm founded in 1937. Headquartered in Chicago, with locations around the world, we serve clients through a personal, custom approach to reaching financial goals and acting as a force for social good. With capabilities spanning Global Investment Management, Capital Markets & Investment Banking, and Advisory Services, we invest in what matters: our clients, our communities and our culture. To learn more, visit and follow us on LinkedIn.

Mesirow was recently named one of the Best Places to Work in Chicago by Crain’s Chicago Business and one of the Top Workplaces by the Chicago Tribune.

*The Mesirow Equity Management team joined Mesirow in 2016 was formerly incorporated as Fiduciary Management Associates, LLC.

Any reference to gross performance is not representative of a client's actual return, which return will be materially reduced by fees and other expenses, as well as the fact that fees and other expenses will not be reinvested, which reduces the compound return.

2022 Best ESG Investment Fund: US Equities; Runner-up (Feb 2022, rating based on 2021) by ESG Investing. The ESG Investing Awards are the only awards devoted to assessing and evaluating the best companies involved in all areas of ESG investing across the globe. They are designed exclusively for banks, investment managers, research houses, ratings agencies, index and ETF providers and exchanges. Rankings are based on the opinions of ESG Investing which does not receive compensation from the advisors in exchange for placement on a ranking. For the full list and more visit: Rankings and/or recognition by unaffiliated rating services and/or publications are not indicative of a firm’s future performance nor do they evaluate the quality of services provided to clients or guarantee that he/she will experience a certain level of results if Mesirow is engaged, or continues to be engaged, to provide investment advisory services, nor should they be construed as a current or past endorsement of Mesirow by any of its clients. 

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