Jack Sommers, CFA

Co-Founder, Executive Chairperson, and Board Member

36 years of experience

Jack co-founded IR+M in 1987, a privately-owned, independent, fixed income investment management firm that serves institutional and private clients. Serving as a Portfolio Manager and Analyst for his first 20 years with IR+M, Jack played an integral role in shaping our disciplined, bottom-up investment approach. Throughout his tenure Jack has worked alongside his IR+M colleagues to develop a highly capable and committed team and to create a culture that can consistently deliver for our clients and our co-workers. Jack oversees our Compliance function, is a member of our Management and Investment Governance Committees, and chairs our Board of Trustees.

Prior to founding IR+M, Jack worked in Investment Banking and Fixed Income at Morgan Stanley.

Jack has a BA in Economics from Amherst College (1984) and an MBA from Harvard Business School (1988).

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