The Mesirow story

In 1937, Norman Mesirow founded an independent financial services firm owned by employees and invested in the interconnected success of our clients, communities and culture. 

Today, we carry that vision forward.

We invest in our clients


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Diversified financial services

Capabilities spanning Global Investment Management, Capital Markets & Investment Banking. and Advisory Services, which comprises retirement and wealth



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Focus on client needs

Product and service customization; long-term advisory relationships that span years, often generations; and a seamless experience no matter where or how you are interacting with the firm.



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Entrepreneurial mindset

An entrepreneurial, cloud-first mindset that powers technology platforms for distinct client needs and reflects commitment to growing our tech footprint.

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Specialist team knowledge

Concise, timely perspectives on the economy, markets and investing, industry sectors, retirement and wealth management

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We invest in our communities

MFS Mpowered!

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Transforming Metropolitan Family Services spaces through gallons of fresh paint

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Holiday card designs

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Mesirow's corporate holiday cards are designed by youth artists from Chicago Public Schools

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Mentor and mentee

Helping to link Chicago high school students to a bright future through mentorship

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Anixter Center partnership

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Celebrating the contributions of our colleagues with disabilities


We invest in our culture

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“We sustain our intentional culture and reputation as an employer of choice by enabling colleagues across the firm to connect, learn and advance in their careers.”

Natalie A. Brown, CEO


    • Employee Resource Groups: Mesirow ERGs cultivate professional development and personal growth, creating connections that enrich our culture and enable employees to bring their authentic selves to work each day: WomenConnect, PrideConnect, PeerConnect

    • Programs and Internships: At Mesirow, we help build the next generation of leaders through our Rotational Analyst Investment Management Program, Summer Intern Program and Cristo Rey Corporate Work/Study Program.


    • One Medical: Convenient, affordable, high-quality healthcare and mental health support for all US employees and family members through sponsored memberships.

    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Free mental health support and services for employees and their dependents; no-cost confidential counseling for stress; relationship, parent and other personal matters; legal support; care for children, adults and pets; and other daily life services.

    • Wellness Reimbursement: Employees can access reimbursement for wellness / fitness associated expenses up to a $350 value per year.


    • Milestone Money and Anniversaries: To recognize years of service, Mesirow celebrates milestone anniversaries by awarding employees an extra anniversary day off and Milestone Money. 

    • Vacation and Flex Time: Our paid time off program gives employees an allotment of days that encompass vacation and flex time based on years of service. Our program also includes a carryover provision for unused time off and summer hours, enabling employees to reduce their work hours on Friday afternoons.


    • Student Loan Assistance Program: Mesirow is among only 7% of US employers to offer a formalized program to help employees face the challenges of student debt. Eligible employees receive monthly tax-free employer contributions towards the repayment of their student loan debt, along with debt counseling and refinancing tools and resources. We also offer tuition reimbursement, continuing education and ongoing training.

    • Personal Choice Retirement Account: Our 401(k) plan has multiple investment options, including a Personal Choice Retirement Account (PCRA). The firm also provides ongoing financial wellness education and programming. 


    *Data as of 9/30.2020.