The Foreign Exchange Professionals Association (FXPA) is pleased to announce the addition of Mesirow as the newest member to the industry association. FXPA represents the collective interests of the institutional FX industry to advance a sound, liquid, transparent and competitive global currency market to policymakers and the marketplace through education, research and advocacy.
Mesirow Currency Management just celebrated a record year – surpassing $130 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2022.
Joe Hoffman CFA, CEO, Mesirow Currency Management, says: “We look forward to working with the broad spectrum of FX market participants that comprise the membership of FXPA. Our deep commitment to advancing best practices align well with FXPA’s goals of championing a robust FX market for all industry participants.”
“We are thrilled to have Mesirow join the membership of FXPA,” adds Acting Chair, Chris Leonard-Appleton, Head of FX Risk & Regulation, LSEG. “We are excited to welcome Mesirow’s voice to our association.”
The FXPA is the only industry body that represents a diverse cross-section of the institutional FX marketplace. Since 2014, the FXPA has established itself as a respected industry thought leader and resource for global policymakers.
The Foreign Exchange Professionals Association (“FXPA”) is a Washington-based organization that represents the collective interests of professional foreign exchange industry participants. The group is designed to engage key regulators and policymakers through education, research, and advocacy, with the goal of advancing a sound, liquid, transparent and competitive global currency market. See more at www.fxpa.org
 Data as of 12.31.2022 unless otherwise noted. Currency assets under management includes AUM associated with (i) active and passive currency risk management products $130.20 billion, (ii) non-fx overlay strategies such as equitization and beta overlays $671.03 million, and (iii) alpha strategies $32,482,451. In all such cases, AUM is calculated based on notional value of currency investments. Additionally, AUM for alpha strategies is adjusted because clients can select a volatility target (generally between 2% and 12% annualized), which is normalized to 2% in order to create a consistent depiction of alpha strategy AUM. This results in a “scaled” AUM, which is higher than the actual aggregate notional value of all alpha strategy portfolios if clients have selected a volatility target higher than 2%. As of 12.31.2022, the “unscaled” AUM for alpha strategies was $5,852,78