Communications Associate
Mesirow Financial - Chicago, IL

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Responsibilities:
  • Craft compelling and accurate RFP’s for Mesirow Advanced Strategies’ Fund of Hedge Funds Business
  • Understand the investment management, operations, and other firm processes and articulate them in an understandable fashion for client consumption
  • Collaborate and coordinate with senior team members and internal marketing staff, to update and refine RFP response language, collateral materials and general firm messaging
  • Develop original content as necessary
  • Complete investment consultant databases and questionnaires
  • Participate in special project requests; works overtime as needed
  • Explore and create efficiencies to improve the existing processes
  • Regularly attend team, manager research and business development meetings to understand developments within the organization and industry trends
  • Assist Portfolio Solutions Team as needed by helping with external communications including monthly strategy commentary, manager commentary and quarterly newsletter and assist in proactive client communications along with responding to client inquiries

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree and 1-3 years of work experience (preferably in financial services or alternative investments)
  • Intellectual curiosity with the desire to learn and grow; a strong interest in alternative investments and willingness to learn about our firm’s product offerings, our clients and the investment management industry as a whole
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to understand complex material and explain technical concepts clearly, concisely and logically
  • Demonstrated business writing capabilities
  • Ability to draft marketing collateral, technical copy and other business documentation
  • Strong technical capabilities such as familiarity with various hedge fund strategies and/or exposure to alternative/illiquid investments and institutional clients desired; plus the demonstrated ability to work with and manipulate data sets
  • Excellent work ethic such as: demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment; established skills in organization, time management and prioritization; team player with strong interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to conduct independent research

EOE

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Mesirow Financial Holdings is an employee-owned company with nearly $380 million in equity investments and a global reach. Clients,...