MacKay Shields LLC

MacKay Shields LLC

MacKay Shields LLC

Date Founded



1345 Avenue of the Americas, 43rd floor, New York, NY, 10105, USA

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)



Investment Services & Portfolio Management
Accounting & Financial Services

Company Description

MacKay Shields' method of security analysis includes economic and industry analysis, fundamental research concerning specific companies, securities and issuers, quantitative analysis, technical analysis including computerized screening, evaluation and optimization techniques, and any other method that one or more of their investment personnel may deem appropriate from time to time. The investment guidelines for portfolios are monitored using security information that is obtained from external data providers. The investment team also acknowledges potential weaknesses in a purely quantitative model. The firm has several investment teams in both fixed income and equity strategies and solutions. The fixed income teams are: Convertibles, Global Fixed Income, High Yield, and MacKay Municipal Managers. The equity teams are: Fundamental Equity, Passive Equity, and Systematic Equity.

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Executives & Employees

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

President & Chief Operating Officer

Chief Financial Officer & Senior Managing Director

Chief Operating Officer

General Counsel, Senior Managing Director

Vice President & Lead Portfolio Manager

Managing Director Head of Operations

Global Head of Distribution

Executive Managing Director & Head of Global Fixed Income

Director & Co-Head of High Yield

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Recent Transactions
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MacKay Shields LLC, New York Life Insurance Company purchase Mariner Municipal Managers LLC

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MacKay Shields LLC, New York Life Insurance Company purchase Pareto Partners /Asset Management from Insight Investment International Ltd.

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Advised onMacKay Shields LLC, New York Life Insurance Company purchase Mariner Municipal Managers LLC

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PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC provides assurance, tax and advisory services. Its services include audit and assurance, consulting, deals, human resources, legal, tax, and family business. The firm also offers accountability, risk management, structuring, mergers and acquisitions, and performance and process improvement. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Buffalo, NY.


Founded in 1939, Pershing LLC is a broker/dealer headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey. The firm is a subsidiary of the Bank of New York Mellon Corp. (NYSE: BK). The firm helps financial services firms and advisors succeed by providing the technology, operational, trading, investment and practice management solutions they need to serve investors. Pershing offers securities processing, trading and operations management, investment technology, asset-gathering solutions and practice management support. The firm serves a wide range of financial organizations including: banks, discount brokerages, full-service brokerages, registered investment advisors, independent contractors, institutional firms, global firms and small- to mid-sized firms. Pershing also offers financial products including annuities, mutual funds and money funds, as well as business tools, cash management services, investor and lending services, retirement products and wealth management. In addition, they offer trading and execution services in listed and OTC securities, fixed-income securities and mutual funds.

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Partner at Milbank LLP


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Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Foundation, Inc. provides philanthropic support to Children's Hospital and Health System, Inc. and its tax-exempt affiliates. The Foundation has advanced the Health System's mission by securing endowment funds for a large number of programs and services related to pediatric patient care, education, research and advocacy for children. The firm's accomplishments include: helping to fund the creation of the Children's Hospital's child protection center and the child life program of education and play therapy for children; significant funding of the hospital's intensive care units' equipment; and funding for school-based health centers in Milwaukee schools.

The Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund employs an asset allocation strategy in which a risk parity approach adopted allows a portion of the portfolio to be conservatively leveraged. Their objective is to reduce the total expected risk of the portfolio without sacrificing the expected return. This approach balances the fund's exposure among investment classes that perform differently in various economic and market environments. The Ohio Police & Fire Pension invests in US equities, non-US equities, fixed-income, global inflation protected securities, high yield bonds, real estate, private markets and cash.

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Haights Cross Communications, Inc. publishes test preparation and supplemental education materials. The company is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Ziff Davis Media is a leading digital media company specializing in the technology market. One of the first tech media publishing companies to build and grow dedicated, digital businesses, Ziff Davis Media is a name trusted by an ever-growing population of unique online visitors. In the United States, they are most recognized by their award-winning online technology network, the PCMag Digital Network. Ziff Davis Media also has a strong international presence, with brands represented in 45 countries and in 17 languages.They distinguish them selves from its competitors through comprehensive evaluations of the newest and hottest products in The PCMag Labs, as well as through its relationships with recognized industry experts and the thought-provoking reviews, opinions and insights of its editors. Ziff Davis Media's sites are the first stop for many consumers and imminent buyers searching for trusted buying advice. They provide its well-educated, influential buying audience with the information they need to make important purchasing decisions. Reaching more than 30 million tech buyers, visitors and attendees, Ziff Davis Media provides total market coverage of SMB/consumer technology enthusiasts through its portfolio of award-winning brands. At the same time, its advanced online contextual marketing solutions enable marketers to more easily target imminent technology buyers and achieve significantly higher response.Ziff Davis Media has offices in New York City and San Francisco.

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