Our commitment to performance with purpose.

Since 1938, MacKay Shields has partnered with clients to help meet their investment goals through high quality products and exceptional service. We serve a prominent group of pension funds, government and financial institutions, family offices, high net worth individuals, endowments, and foundations from across the globe.

Boutique Approach

Boutique investment teams utilize their own philosophy, processes, and experience to add value across capital markets.


High Touch Service

We offer our clients direct access to our investment teams. We’re well aware that our people are the best investment of all.

Our Investment Teams

Responsibility In Action

We provide purposeful opportunities for our employees and promote the well-being of the environment and communities in which we work and live.


Equitable for All—Visualizing Our Differences

At MacKay Shields we commit to the equitable treatment of all. To demonstrate this, MacKay worked with artist and photographer Maya Barkai to create this piece, which is meant to embody our diversity, equity and inclusion (left image). The piece of art (right) is created by MacKay's own Alina Sysak and represents the unique and diverse makeup of our firm. 

No, Record-High Job Openings Do Not Improve Prospects for a Soft Landing

Chair Powell has stated that the high level of openings affords policy-makers the opportunity to fine-tune labor demand without causing a recession. The historical record indicates otherwise.

After the First Quarter Shock: Investing in Emerging Market Debt

Most financial markets sold off sharply in 2022’s first quarter in response to the war in Ukraine, rising inflation and expected interest-rate hikes. The S&P 500 delivered a -4.6% total return for the quarter, and the Bloomberg Aggregate U.S. Bond Index a -6.0% total return, due mostly to rising Treasury yields. Emerging markets debt did even worse in the broad-based flight from risk.

Low Delta Convertible Opportunities

Seeking to reduce interest rate and inflation risk? We see opportunities in the low delta part of the convertibles space. Learn why now low delta opportunities make a good entry point.​