H. Shields Day, Jr.

Senior Analyst

Senior Analyst | Broadly Syndicated Loans

Shields Day is a senior analyst for First Eagle’s Private Credit team with 24 years of experience in the levered credit markets. He has been a member of the team since May 2017, when he joined NewStar Financial (acquired by First Eagle in December 2017). Prior to joining NewStar, he spent nine years as a senior analyst at Regiment Capital, one of the first spin-outs from the Harvard University Endowment Fund in 1999.  At Regiment, Shields provided investment analysis for various strategies including absolute return credit, high yield bonds, and CLOs. Prior to that he worked as a corporate bond analyst at Standish Mellon Asset Management, as well as a high yield bond analyst at Goldman Sachs. Shields began his career in NYC, where he completed the JPMorgan Financial Training Program.  After JPMorgan, he spent years at Goldman Sachs where he started in the High Yield Bond Group.  

Shields graduated from Union College with a BA in economics and received his MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business.  He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

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