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Mesirow executive joins new Vestian venture


Brian Portnoy, a former senior vice president at Mesirow, is now researching global hedge fund managers at Vestian Group, a new fund of funds firm that had its beginnings as a family office in Chicago.

Portnoy, who was charged in sourcing managers globally at Mesirow from Chicago and London, joined Vestian last summer as managing director. The multi-manager offering began accepting outside assets earlier this year with a focus on risk management and strong performance with lower volatility. Portnoy is working closely with chief investment officer James Cahn, who has a