Mesirow Financial Chicago - Previous experiences?

Does anyone have any experience with Mesirow Financial in Chicago? Specifically the Investment Management Division? I'd be really interested to hear about your experience. How is the culture? What can an entry level analyst expect for base salary/bonus? What kind of exit ops are there?

Really appreciate any help.

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Oct 14, 2010 - 9:55pm

Very well known and respected in Chicago. Not as well known outside of Chi, however. The CEO, Jim Tyree, is one of the most prominent people in the city. The firm's culture is based on entrepreneurship. The various divisions act independently from one another. They are well known for the Funds of Funds business (in both PE and HFs). Also, they just built a new headquarters across the street from their old place.

Oct 14, 2010 - 10:37pm
tan86:
Very well known and respected in Chicago. Not as well known outside of Chi, however. The CEO, Jim Tyree, is one of the most prominent people in the city. The firm's culture is based on entrepreneurship. The various divisions act independently from one another. They are well known for the Funds of Funds business (in both PE and HFs). Also, they just built a new headquarters across the street from their old place.

Thanks for the response. Any idea how Mesirow pays?

Oct 14, 2010 - 11:02pm

Yes, Jim is a big guy locally in Chicago, certainly. The firm has respect locally, but isn't that well known around the country and gets no love from outside the U.S....

Don't know about pay, but i'd be interested to hear as well.

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Aug 27, 2011 - 11:15am

Mesirow Financial, banking (Originally Posted: 10/21/2015)

Can anyone tell me about the how the Firm is regarded on the Street? what the culture is like, how base pay and bonus compare to average?

Really appreciate it.

Aug 27, 2011 - 11:25am

Mesirow Financial - Reputation or salary? (Originally Posted: 01/04/2007)

Anyone have any information on this firm? Reputation? Salary. Thank you in advance.

Aug 27, 2011 - 11:26am

Are you looking in Chicago? An old colleague of mine's wife worked there and from what I hear it's a great firm to work for, but you have to keep in mind that it's predominantly consulting. Consulting wasn't for me, but then again many prefer that to banking. If you have any specific questions regarding consulting as opposed to banking shoot me a PM.

Aug 27, 2011 - 11:28am

Don't know recruiting at Mesirow, but generally speaking your phone interview for a summer position will be mostly fit based. Walk me through your resume, explain what you did during past internships, why banking, do you know what your role as an analyst will be, why x bank etc. Technicals for a summer usually aren't terrible deep. The main questions I would prepare for are...how do the financials statements link/flow, what are the valuation methods used to value a company, and they may ask some other very general question on the valuation methodologies like what are some of the items you would look at when selecting comparables...The interview will not be very technical on modeling as the firm will really want to make sure that you know what you are getting into and will have the stamina to do the job

Aug 27, 2011 - 11:29am

Mesirow Financial Investment Banking (Originally Posted: 10/16/2017)

Hello. Does anyone have any insights on Mesirow Financial, specifically their IBD? I'm wondering about exit opps, deal flow, salary, culture, etc.?

Thanks

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