Steven Friedman
Senior Macroeconomist, Head of the Macro and Quantitative Solutions Team, Portfolio Manager

Steve is Senior Macroeconomist, Head of Macro and Quantitative Solutions and serves as Chair of the Investment Policy Committee for the Global Credit and Global Fixed Income teams.  He is also a Portfolio Manager and part of the Global Credit leadership responsible for the group’s portfolios across corporate investment grade and high yield strategies.  Steve joined MacKay Shields from BNP Paribas Asset Management, where he served as a Senior Economist. Prior to that, Steve spent fifteen years at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he held a variety of senior roles including Director of Market Analysis and Director of Foreign Exchange and Investments.  Steve received his BA from Wesleyan University and holds master’s degrees from Johns Hopkins – School of Advanced International Studies and Columbia Business School. He has been in the investment industry since 1998.