Senior Managing Director Currency Management of Mesirow Financial
Mr. Baker is currently Senior Managing Director, Currency Management of Mesirow Financial, a Chicago based financial services firm and works out of their London office. He was previously Executive Chairman of The Cambridge Strategy, a London based investment group, and served on their board of directors, he held these positions until October 2018. He was the Chief Investment Officer of Emerging Markets Growth Equities at AllianceBernstein in London until April of 2007. Mr. Baker joined Alliance Capital in 1995 and served as head of Alliance Capital’s Emerging Markets Growth Equity business and also served as CEO of their London office.
Prior to joining Alliance in 1995, Mr. Baker worked for Barra, Inc., an investment technology firm. He joined Barra in 1978 and became Director of Marketing in 1986. He is currently a member of the board of directors of Quantal Group, an investment technology firm, and a Trustee for the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute and the Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Mr. Baker served as a Trustee for the UC Berkeley Foundation from 2007 to 2019. He is on the editorial advisory board for the Journal of Investment Consulting, which is published by the Investments and Wealth Institute. Mr. Baker earned a MS degree from the University of California at Berkeley, where he was a Regents Fellow and completed work there towards PhD’s in both mathematics and finance.
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