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Jonathan Swaney

Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager, MainStay Investments

Jon is a Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager in the Strategic Asset Allocation & Solutions Group.  His current focus is on management of the MainStay and third party asset allocation strategies.  Prior to assuming this position, Jon has worked within several other units of New York Life Investments managing equity and asset allocation portfolios and providing investment product oversight.  Jon began his career in financial services working on the fixed income desk at the Vanguard Group after having graduated from the College of William & Mary in 1991.  He also spent several years with a hedge fund of funds before coming to New York Life in 1997.

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The Late Innings of the Business Cycle?

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Emerging Market Equities Still Leader of the Pack

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The global equity market generated outstanding results in 2017. Among the leaders of the pack were emerging market equities...

Navigating Headwinds in the U.S. Bond Market

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