Steven Friedman
Senior Macroeconomist, Co-Head of the Macro and Quantitative Solutions Team

Steve is a Managing Director and Co-Head of Macro and Quantitative Solutions. He also serves as Senior Macroeconomist for the Global Credit and Global Fixed Income teams and Chair of their Investment Policy Committee.  Steve joined MacKay Shields from BNP Paribas Asset Management, where he served as a Senior Economist providing macroeconomic forecasts and scenario analysis for internal investment teams as an input into strategic and tactical asset allocation. 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.