Global economic expansion: but when will it end? – MainStay Investments – 12.8.17


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Please join MainStay and fixed-income leader MacKay Shields for an outlook on the current global economic expansion.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • Where we are in the current global economic cycle.
  • How is it different this time from the last economic expansion?
  • Near term implications for investment-grade and high-yield portfolios.

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Dan C. Roberts, Ph.D
Executive Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer, Head of Global Fixed Income Team
MacKay Shields LLC

In October 2004 Dan Roberts came to MacKay when the firm acquired the fixed income team from Pareto Partners. Dan was the Chief Investment Officer and an equity shareholder at Pareto. Dan assembled the US fixed income team while serving 10 years at UBS Asset Management, most recently as Managing Director and head of the fixed income group. Prior to its acquisition by UBS, he was a Financial Economist for Chase Manhattan Bank, NA and later was head of Global Interest Rate and Currency Swaps Trading. In 1997, Dan’s fixed income group was lifted out of UBS by Forstmann-Leff International and was subsequently purchased by Pareto Partners, effective February 2000. His regulatory and government experience included a two-year stint at the US Securities and Exchange Commission, serving at The White House with the President’s Council of Economic Advisors and as an Executive Director (Chief of Staff) of the US Congress Joint Economic Committee. Dan holds a BBA and a PhD from University of Iowa.

John W. Akkerman, CFA, CAIA
Executive Managing Director, Global Head of Distribution
MacKay Shields LLC

John W Akkerman is an Executive Managing Director and Global Head of Distribution, responsible for creating and implementing strategies for MacKay Shield’s distribution, marketing, consultant relations and client service practices. He is a member of the firm’s Senior Leadership Team. He joined MacKay Shields in September 2012 after 16 years in various leadership roles at AllianceBernstein, where he most recently led the firm’s specialist institutional sales and marketing functions focused on alternatives and fixed income. Prior to joining AllianceBernstein in 1996, John was a shareholder at TAL Investment Counsel, a business development executive at Sun Life and a corporate banking officer with Bank of Montreal. He earned a BComm from Saint Mary’s University and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario. A member of CFA Society Toronto, he is a CFA charterholder and a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst. He has been working in the investment industry since 1987.


Title: Global economic expansion: but when will it end?
Date: Friday, December 8, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Duration: 1 hour

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