Since 1938

Founded in 1938 as an economic consulting firm and became a registered investment adviser in 1969, MacKay Shields was acquired by the New York Life Insurance Company in 1984.

$143B in Assets

A powerful boutique with the force of a financially strong partner has been a key to MacKay’s success for over 30 years.1

197 Employees

Our highly experienced investment team members located in NYC, Princeton, Los Angeles and London have worked together for decades in most cases, successfully navigating various market cycles.1


Our Values

Central to MacKay’s culture is the strong commitment to both our clients and employees. We believe a connection exists between satisfied clients and happy employees.

Our Leadership

We promote a high degree of autonomy and place accountability across investment teams and offices. We encourage collaboration, innovation, and professional development as anchors to our culture. 

Our Investment Teams

Investment teams utilize research-intensive investment processes, which focus on less efficient markets with the goal of generating alpha across strategies.



We are wholeheartedly committed to our employees and to supporting a culture of collaboration, inclusion, innovation, and excellence.

In the Community

At MacKay, we are committed to partnering with our local and global communities through volunteering and service.

1. As of 3/31/24.