Mesirow Hires Texas Pension Fund Vet

Jun 11 2012 | 12:41pm ET

Chicago-based alternative asset manager Mesirow Advanced Strategies has hired Matthew Strube away from the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

In his new role as Mesirow’s senior vice president and head of portfolio research, Strube will report to chief investment officer, Steve Vogt, and assist in all aspects of portfolio construction, risk and allocation, with a particular focus on customized mandates.

Strube had served as a TRS director, responsible for the management of hedge fund strategy, due diligence and portfolio construction. Prior to that, he held management positions in the derivatives arena and was a proprietary options market maker for SMC Option Management.

“As a large provider of hedge fund services to institutional investors, we continue to create customized solutions to address our clients’ portfolio needs,” said Marty Kaplan, Mesirow CEO, in a statement. “As our single client portfolios have continued to grow, the demands placed on our portfolio construction and allocation infrastructure have increased. Matt will assist us in addressing this demand, working closely with Steve Vogt and the rest of our research team.”

Mesirow had $14.4 billion in assets under management as of April 30, 2012. Its parent company, Mesirow Financial, is an independent, global financial services firm employing 1,200 globally.


In Depth

Debunking Conventional Investment Wisdom

Feb 8 2017 | 3:22pm ET

Due diligence in the hedge fund world has long involved some combination of the...

Lifestyle

'Tis the Season: Wall Street Holiday Parties Back In Fashion

Dec 22 2016 | 9:23pm ET

Spending on Wall Street holiday parties has largely returned to pre-2008 levels...

Guest Contributor

The Future of Private Equity: New Opportunities, New Challenges

Feb 3 2017 | 6:41pm ET

The private equity industry’s astonishing rebound since the financial crisis has...

 

From the current issue of