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Transparency Changes Everything™

Watch our webinar above with Robert DiMella, CFA®, Executive Managing Director of MacKay Shields. Bob highlights historic opportunities in municipal bonds stemming from the pandemic’s effect on the markets.

Learn About:

  1. Why High-Quality Municipal Bonds Remain “Safe” Investments
  2. Review of Recent Historical Price Movements
  3. Media Reporting on Municipal Bonds - Fact vs. Fiction

About Our Guest Speaker

Robert DiMella, CFA®, is Executive Managing Director of MacKay Shields and Co-Head of MacKay Municipal Managers. Bob joined MacKay Shields in July 2009 when the firm acquired the assets of Mariner Municipal Managers LLC. He was the President and co-founder of Mariner Municipal Managers from 2007 to 2009. He has been a municipal portfolio manager since 1992, with a broad range of trading and portfolio management experience in the municipal markets.

Robert was a Managing Director and Co-Head of BlackRock’s Municipal Portfolio Management Group (from 2006 to 2007). Prior to BlackRock’s merger with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers, he served as a Senior Portfolio Manager and Managing Director of the Municipal Products Group. He was employed by Merrill Lynch from 1993 to 2006.

Robert is a member of the firm’s Senior Leadership Team. He earned his Master’s degree at Rutgers University Business School and an undergraduate degree at the University of Connecticut. He is a CFA Charterholder.

About MacKay Shields

MacKay Shields is a multi-product investment management firm that specializes in the management of income and equity solutions. They manage approximately $120 billion in assets across the capital markets. They specialize in taxable and municipal fixed income credit and less efficient segments of global equity markets where proprietary research and unique portfolio construction techniques can generate attractive client-oriented outcomes. Their mission is to provide an exceptional value-added experience to their clients through a combination of research driven security selection, asset allocation, risk management and client service across fixed income, equity and multi-asset portfolios.

About PagnatoKarp

With $4.8 billion assets under advisement¹PagnatoKarp specializes in Intelligent Wealth Management™ for CEO Founders, wealth creators and ultra-high-net-worth families. With True Fiduciary® standards of transparency, we embrace the legal obligation to put your interests first while focusing on asset protection, cash flow, and value-added opportunities. Frequently ranked on top financial advisor lists by Barron’s and Forbes, and a Virginia Best Place to Work², PagnatoKarp's goal is to streamline and protect so you have more time to spend on what matters to you most.


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