Dr. Howard Rossman is a president and founder of Mesirow Advanced Strategies, Inc. and a vice chairman of its parent, Mesirow Financial Holdings Inc. He is responsible for all aspects of fund management, including manager due diligence, strategy analysis and asset allocation. Since 1983, he has been responsible for providing institutional consulting and advisory services in the area of nontraditional investments and for developing funds utilizing alternative strategies. As the author of many articles on alternative strategies, Dr. Rossman has spoken at conferences on nontraditional investing and asset allocation. He is a graduate of Princeton University in sociology/economics and received advanced degrees from The California Institute of Integral Studies and the University of Oregon.