Date: June 9, 2022
Time: 1:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Michael joined MacKay Shields in 2019. Before joining the firm he was an institutional municipal credit trader at Bank of America Merrill Lynch with a primary focus on taxable and healthcare securities. Prior to trading credit, he was a high grade municipal trader. Michael earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Johns Hopkins University in 2014 and an MBA from the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School in 2022. He is a CFA Charterholder. He has been in the financial services industry since 2014.
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
Nate Hudson is a Managing Director on the High Yield Team, where he follows the automotive and services sectors. Prior to joining MacKay Shields in 2008, he was a Senior Analyst of High Yield Credit in Strategic Capital’s (White Ridge Advisors) proprietary investment group at Banc of America Securities. Previously, he was a sell-side High Yield Analyst at Banc of America Securities and a High Yield Credit Analyst at Nomura Corporate Research & Asset Management (NCRAM).
Nate received a BA from Yale University and is a CFA Charterholder. He has been working in the investment industry since 1991.
Arthur is a Managing Director and Head of Public Credit Portfolio Management and Trading at Fixed Income Investors. He is responsible for investment grade and high yield portfolio positioning and execution. He is also Portfolio Manager on all floating rate loan mandates including retail mutual funds, institutional accounts and CLOs. He has served as a portfolio manager of the MainStay Floating Rate Fund and MainStay VP Floating Rate Portfolio since 2012.
Prior to joining the firm in 2006, Arthur was a portfolio manager and investment analyst for Carlyle High-Yield Partners. He was also a corporate relationship manager for Fleet Securities, as well as corporate banker with Credit Agricole/Indosuez and ABN-AMRO Bank. He has over 30 years of investment experience.
Arthur received a B.S.B.A. from the University of Denver.
Lauren, an Economist and Director of Portfolio Strategy at New York Life Investments, was named a 2020 Business Insider Rising Star of Wall Street.* Her Multi-Asset Solutions team manages a combined $8.4B in assets (as of 9/30/22), including MainStay’s Income Builder Fund, Asset Allocation ETFs, and bespoke investment solutions.
Lauren’s work focuses on mapping global macro and capital markets trends to asset management strategy. She is responsible for economic and market research, asset allocation, and thought leadership, providing regular insights through multi-media coverage and as host of the firm’s economic and market podcast, Market Matters. Lauren regularly represents firm at conferences and as spokesperson in television and print media outlets such as: Bloomberg, CNBC, the New York Times, Nikkei and Barron’s.
Lauren authored the CFA Institute’s curriculum on Geopolitical Risk (“Introduction to Geopolitical Risk”).
Prior to joining the firm, Lauren held economist positions at JPMorgan, Wells Fargo, Frontier Strategy Group, and the OECD. She is a CFA Charterholder, graduated summa cum laude from the University of Southern California and holds a master’s degree in international economics from Johns Hopkins.
* For methodology and criteria on the Rising Stars selection process and award, please see: https://www.businessinsider.com/business-insider-seeking-nominations-rising-stars-of-wall-street-2020-7
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