Fixed Income Portfolio Manager (Managing Director)

Chicago, Illinois
26 Jan 2022
25 Feb 2022
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

The Opportunity

Mesirow is an independent, employee-owned firm founded in 1937. As specialists in investment, risk management and advisory services, we are committed to helping our institutional, corporate, and individual clients achieve their objectives. We are proud of Mesirow’s culture of fostering team member engagement, entrepreneurship, and empowerment. Our positive culture, volunteerism, and opportunity for advancement makes Mesirow one of the few employers to be included in both Chicago Tribune’s Top Places to Work and Crain’s Best Places to Work in Chicago.

The Fixed Income Portfolio Manager (Managing Director) is a key senior level hire into the group. As part of the Senior Leadership Investment team this individual will play a strategic role in the continued success of the business and deployment of new strategies to augment our existing capabilities. We have a highly seasoned and experienced investment team, along with a talented group of analysts, portfolio administrators and client services specialists. To learn more about the Fixed Income team, please click here.


  • Ability to manage total return fixed income portfolios across several mandates and strategies including oversight of portfolio construction and trade implementation
  • Serve as sector specialist within the fixed income team on assigned sectors and lead in establishing investment opinions and sector recommendations
  • Collaborate with analysts and other portfolio managers on positioning, sector allocations, and performance reviews
  • Meet with clients to review investment strategy, objectives and performance
  • Manage portfolio characteristics including risk, performance and attribution, to ensure adherence to strategy and client guidelines and achievement of desired results


  • Bachelor’s Degree required, MBA/CFA preferred
  • Minimum of 10 years fixed income portfolio management experience, preferably with a broad range of clientele.
  • Broad understanding of fixed income asset classes and instruments
  • External client facing experience including board reporting and new business presentations
  • Familiarization with fixed income systems such as Bloomberg and BondEdge(a plus)
  • Knowledge of investment needs of insurance companies or credit skills preferred
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to work effectively within small company environment and in cross-functional collaborations


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