Who We Are

IR+M is a privately-owned, independent, fixed income investment management firm that serves institutional and private clients. Our investment philosophy and process are based on our belief that careful security selection and active risk management provide superior results over the long-term. By combining the capacity and technology of a larger firm with the culture and nimbleness of a boutique firm, we strive to provide exceptional service for our clients and a rewarding experience for our employees.

By staying true to our investment philosophy, we look forward to delivering strong investment results and exceptional client service to all of our clients.

John A. Sommers, Co-Founder



The IR+M team has been led by the same seasoned professionals since the firm’s inception. Senior Portfolio Managers are engaged in all aspects of investment decision making, ensuring consistency across our investment philosophy and process. The efforts of our Portfolio Managers are supported and strengthened by dedicated Research Analysts. Our Client Portfolio Managers have deep knowledge of each client’s needs and insight into their portfolios. Together, these professionals deliver exceptional client service.



IR+M enjoys an entrepreneurial, open-office environment where we can discuss the merit of research and ideas in real-time, allowing us to move quickly on news – good and bad. We employ a stable, experienced team of capable, committed, and collaborative professionals.

  • Our clients always come first
  • We foster an open office, team environment
  • We care about our colleagues