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 LLC (“MacKay”) was founded in 1938 as an economic consulting firm and became a registered investment adviser in 1969. In 1984, MacKay was acquired by New York Life Insurance Company and remains a wholly-owned subsidiary of New York Life today. The firm is headquartered in New York City with offices in Princeton, N.J., Los Angeles, C.A., and London, U.K.

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Executives & Employees

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer & Senior Managing Director

Chief Operating Officer

General Counsel, Senior Managing Director

Executive Managing Director & Head of High Yield

Senior Managing Director & Head of Convertibles

Co-Head of Municipal Managers

Global Head of Distribution

MD, Head of Trading & Portfolio Manager

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Recent Transactions
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Rivernorth Flexible Municipal Income Fund, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

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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.

Transaction Clients
Investment Advisor

Advised on Rivernorth Flexible Municipal Income Fund, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

Transaction Advisors
Legal Advisor

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

Advisors & Consultants

The Bank of New York Mellon Corp. is a bank holding company, which engages in the provision of financial services. It operates through the following segments: Investment Services and Investment and Wealth Management. The Investment Services and Investment segment includes institutional trust and custody fees, broker-dealer services, corporate trust, depositary receipts, and foreign exchange. The Wealth Management segment provides services to institutional and retail investors, as well as investment management, wealth and estate planning. The company was founded by Alexander Hamilton on June 9, 1784 and is headquartered in New York, NY.


J.P. Morgan Securities offers a broad array of investment products and the world’s leading investment managers. These expansive resources—the best people and products in the industry coupled with a Financial Advisor who is directly involved in the investment process—are the true benefits of working with it.


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Former President & Chief Operating Officer at MacKay Shields LLC

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Partner at Milbank LLP


OPERS’s investment decisions are made by the Retirement Board on the recommendation of the system's professional staff and outside investment advisors. The investment committee monitors the investment activities. They place contributed funds in income-producing investments that meet the requirements of Ohio law. The firm takes a contrarian approach that seeks to identify US stocks with negative Wall Street perceptions, low price-to-book values and catalysts that will lead to increases in earnings growth and prices. OPERS's investment approach combines fundamental research with a top-down overlay process.

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.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants
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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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Advanced Disposal Services South LLC provides waste collection, transfer, and disposal services. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.

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