Lesya Paisley, CFA is a Portfolio Manager on the Global Fixed Income team. She is responsible for managing Multi-Sector strategies at MacKay Shields.
Prior to joining MacKay Shields, Lesya served as Investment Director and ESG Portfolio Manager, North America at Aberdeen Standard Investments. She was responsible for managing US dollar strategies including Credit, Corporates, and Core/Core+ strategies and was instrumental in the firm’s ESG policy and product development including Sustainable and Responsible Investment and Climate Transition Fund. Before Aberdeen, she worked at Deutsche Asset Management as a Credit Research Analyst. Combined, Lesya spent well over a decade in Credit Research covering a variety of sectors including Emerging Markets, High Yield, Investment Grade, and Municipals. She has been in the investment industry since 2003.
Lesya is a CFA charterholder and earned a BSc degree in Finance and Accounting from the University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce.
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