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Chicago-based fund of funds group Mesirow opens Hong Kong office


Chicago-based Mesirow Advanced Strategies, the $14.1 billion fund of hedge funds operation of Mesirow Financial, has established a research office in Hong Kong.

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

Besides Littmann, two other staff will man the Hong Kong office – including a recent hire, a Hong Kong local, who will be joining in December.

Thomas Macina, the president for