Migene Kim is Managing Director and a Portfolio Manager on the investment team at MacKay Shields LLC. Her responsibilities include portfolio management, investment research and strategy development. Migene joined MacKay Shields, including predecessor entities, in 2005. Previously, she spent seven years as a Quantitative Research Analyst in Invesco’s Structured Products Group, where she was responsible for model development and portfolio construction of quantitative long/short market-neutral and long-only strategies. She started her career as an Analyst at Chase Manhattan Bank in 1993, where she developed market risk models and managed risk policies and exposures for global equity and commodity products. Migene received her BA in Mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania, graduating summa cum laude, and her MBA in Financial Engineering from the MIT Sloan School of Management. Migene is also a CFA charterholder and has been working in the investment industry since 1993.
Migene believes that short selling and other alternative strategies can help investors meet their long-term goals in an increasingly complex and challenging market environment. Her unique approach centres on a systematic, risk-conscious security selection process that aims to generate attractive, repeatable returns in excess of the benchmark.