MacKay Shields Creates Managing Director Role

Laurie Russman was hired as the managing director of the distribution team at MacKay Shields LLC.

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.    

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

Russman holds a bachelors degree from Bryn Mawr College and her MBA from Harvard Business School. She holds the Chartered Financial Analyst and the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designations.