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 developing 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 foster an environment that can consistently deliver for our clients and our co-workers. In his current role, Jack works with our management team to influence firm governance and culture, mentors colleagues, and supports client service efforts.  Jack is a member of our Investment Governance Committee 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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