Mesirow Advanced Strategies Hires Head of Portfolio Research

June 12, 2012 ( - Mesirow Advanced Strategies has appointed Matthew Strube to the position of senior vice president and head of portfolio research.

Strube will assist in all aspects of portfolio construction, risk and allocation, with a particular focus on customized mandates. He will report to report to Steve Vogt, Mesirow’s chief investment officer.

“As our single client portfolios have continued to grow, the demands placed on our portfolio construction and allocation infrastructure have increased,” said Marty Kaplan, Mesirow’s CEO.  “Matt will assist us in addressing this demand, working closely with Steve Vogt and the rest of our research team.”

Before joining Mesirow, Strube served as director of the hedge fund portfolio at the Teacher Retirement System of Texas, a derivatives trader at both USA Trading and SMC Option Management, and an order manager at Cargill.  

He earned his bachelor’s degree in entrepreneurship and finance from the University of Arizona, and his master’s of business administration in entrepreneurship and finance from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.