Fixed Income Veteran Joins MacKay Shields

May 8, 2013 ( - MacKay Shields LLC hired Laurie Russman to the firm’s distribution team as managing director.

In this newly created position, Russman is responsible for further developing the fixed income-focused investment management firm’s relationships with investors in Canada and the endowment and foundation marketplace, as well as with the consultant community. She reports directly to MacKay’s global head of distribution, John Akkerman.    

“Our goal is to further deepen our relationships with investors where our capabilities, demonstrated experience, investment style and expertise can really add value,” said Akkerman.  

Russman has more than 20 years experience in the asset management business. She joins MacKay Shields following previous roles with Rogge Global Partners, ING Investment Management and TT International. Her career in fixed income capital markets began at Salomon Brothers.  

Russman received her Bachelor of Arts from Bryn Mawr College and her MBA from Harvard Business School. She is a holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst and the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designations.