Lauren Goodwin
Director of Portfolio Strategy
New York Life Investments

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: