Mr. Sydow, who takes on the new position of senior managing director, chief investment officer of high-yield fixed income, and his team come from Pacific Income Advisers and have about $500 million in assets under management. The team, which started at Mesirow on Monday, reports to Dominick Mondi, president of Mesirow Financial. The high-yield and leverage-loan strategies will complement Mesirow's current traditional core-fixed income team, which has about $4.4 billion in AUM.
Other team members are Kevin Buckle, senior managing director, portfolio manager; James Lisko, managing director, portfolio manager; Andre Shih, vice president, senior analyst; Justine Ho, senior vice president, senior analyst; Claire Pearce, vice president, operations manager; and Ellen Hedani, administrative assistant.
Austin W. Rutledge, managing director, business development at Pacific Income Advisers, could not be immediately reached to provide comment.