Press Release

Mesirow introduces small cap mutual fund with sustainable focus

Mesirow (the “firm”) announced today the availability of its Small Cap Value Sustainability Fund. This vehicle capitalizes on the firm’s U.S. Small Cap sustainable investment strategy while addressing the increasing desire of institutional, corporate and individual investors to emphasize responsible investing within well-diversified portfolios.

“With this strategy, we link environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) factors with our fundamental assessment of macro, sector and company-specific trends,” noted Kathryn Vorisek, Senior Managing Director and Head of Equity Management at Mesirow. “We believe that actively incorporating well-defined ESG factors can offer attractive investment potential – and a lower overall portfolio risk profile – while driving positive environmental and societal outcomes.”

“Social responsibility has been a core value of Mesirow since its founding in 1937,” remarked Dominick Mondi, President and CEO of Mesirow. “For decades, we have served as a catalyst for positive change in our communities, and so it is a natural extension to incorporate environmentally and socially sound principles as we design investment solutions for our clients.”

The launch of the Small Cap Value Sustainability Fund represents one step in Mesirow’s holistic commitment to responsible investing. Going forward, the firm will continue to seek positive impact through active engagement with companies and further integration of ESG elements into a growing line-up of investment strategies and solutions that are good for society and good for investors.

The Small Cap Value Sustainability Fund trades under the symbols MSVIX (Institutional Class) and MSVVX (Investor Class). For more details, the Fund prospectus and factsheet are available online.

About Mesirow

Mesirow is an independent, employee-owned financial services firm founded in 1937. Headquartered in Chicago, with offices in 21 cities, 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 workplace culture. For more, visit mesirow.com.

Mesirow has been recently named "Best Place to Work in Chicago" by Crain's Chicago Business and the Chicago Tribune.

Carefully consider the Funds’ investment objective, risk factors, charges and expenses before investing. This and additional information can be found in the Funds’ full & summary prospectus, which may be obtained at mesirowfinancial.com/mutual-funds or by calling 1.833.MESIROW. Read the prospectus before investing. 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. or Mesirow Financial, Inc. Investing involves risk including the loss of principal. Mesirow Financial refers to Mesirow Financial Holdings, Inc. and its divisions, subsidiaries and affiliates. The Mesirow Financial name and logo are registered service marks of Mesirow Financial Holdings, Inc. © 2019.

All rights reserved. Mesirow Financial Equity Management is a division of Mesirow Financial Investment Management, Inc., an SEC-registered investment manager. The information contained herein 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. It should not be assumed that any recommendations incorporated herein will be profitable or will equal past performance. Securities offered by Mesirow Financial, Inc. member FINRA and SIPC.

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