Institutional Investors

Mesirow establishes presence in Asia


Thomas Macina Muj Ali
Chicago-based Mesirow Advanced Strategies, the $14.1 billion fund of hedge funds operation of Mesirow Financial, opened a research office in Hong Kong in October.

The group, which has been investing in Asia since 2006, runs a dedicated Asian team based in the US, but in October relocated to the region Ed Littmann, who headed the group’s long/short equity research team in the UK for several years.

It has also hired ex-Morgan Stanley executive Muj Ali to build relationships with the Asia-based clients. Ali was previously in client relations