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Organizers of the inaugural Women in Asset Management Awards named IndexIQ’s Kelly Ye the winner in the Index category, while MacKay Shields’ Frances Lewis was a finalist in the Bond Manager category.

Kelly is director of research at IndexIQ, our boutique investment firm that specializes in exchange traded funds (ETFs). She has been with the company since 2015 and oversees product research and development at IndexIQ. With her contributions, the firm was recognized by ETF Express as one of the most innovative ETF shops. Ye serves on the board of CFA Society New York. She also plays an active role in both The Women’s Initiative (TWI) Employee Resource Group and the Asian Network Group.

Lewis is a 20-year bond industry veteran and has been with fund manager MacKay Shields, another one of our boutiques, since 2009. She works on the Municipal Managers team, which has seen a rapid growth in assets during her time there. Lewis has a similar passion for helping women in the financial industry and was recently part of a TWI panel where she discussed her career journey and offered guidance.

“I’m honored for the recognition and thankful for NYLIM and CFA Society New York for giving me the platform to drive financial innovation and promote diversity and inclusion"- Kelly Ye, Director of Research, IndexIQ

The Women in Asset Management Awards are given by the Bonhill Group, publishers of such properties as InvestmentNews.

“I’m honored for the recognition and thankful for NYLIM and CFA Society New York for giving me the platform to drive financial innovation and promote diversity and inclusion,” says Ye. “The prize is for all of us hardworking women who have contributed and continue to contribute to the asset management industry.”

Learn more about the awards here.    

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New York Life Insurance Company
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“New York Life Investments” is both a service mark, and the common trade name, of the investment advisors affiliated with New York Life Insurance Company.  New York Life Investments engages the services of MacKay Shields LLC, an affiliated, federally registered advisor.

About IndexIQ 
IndexIQ, a New York Life Investments Company, is a global provider of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), with a decade of offering highly differentiated and innovative long-term solutions to retail and institutional investors. With assets under management of $4.1 billion, IndexIQ leverages the first-class asset management capabilities of New York Life Investments’ multi-boutique platform into its suite of offerings which include: fixed income, equities, alternatives and specialty asset classes. For additional information on IndexIQ, visit IQetfs.com