John is an Executive Managing Director, Co-Head of MacKay Municipal Managers and Portfolio Manager of the MainStay MacKay municipal bond funds. He has credit research responsibilities that include below investment-grade project finance, special situations and the development of larger theme trades in the high yield space. He is a member of the firm’s Senior Leadership team.
John joined the firm in 2009 when the firm acquired the assets of Mariner Municipal Managers LLC, where he was Chairman and Co-Founder. Previously, he was a Managing Director and Co-Head of the Municipal Portfolio Management Group at BlackRock and Chief Investment Officer of the Municipal Product Group at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers. He has worked in the financial services industry since 1987.
John earned a B.A. in Finance from Utah State University, where he was a Harry S. Truman Scholar, and an M.B.A. and Certificate of Public Management from Boston University.
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