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MainStay Investments Advantage

We believe our multi-boutique structure and thought leadership give us a competitive advantage, and have helped us deliver long-term results to our clients.

Multi-boutique investments—access to institutional asset managers

With our multi-boutique structure, investors can access independent and highly specialized investment managers through MainStay Funds, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, non-traditional strategies, and separately managed accounts.

Long-term perspective—maintaining a disciplined approach through all market cycles

While MainStay’s investment boutiques are autonomous and independent, they all share a long-term perspective, a focus on quality, and a commitment to excellence.

Thought leadership—helping you make informed investment decisions

We provide investment insights and unique perspectives, as well as wealth-building and wealth-preservation educational tools.

To qualify for the Lipper/Barron's Fund Survey, a fund family must have at least three funds in Lipper's general U.S.-stock category, one in world equity (which combines global and international funds), one mixed-equity fund (which holds stocks and bonds), two taxable-bond funds, and one tax-exempt fund. Fund loads and 12b-1 fees aren't included in the calculation of returns because the aim is to measure the manager's skill. To determine the overall rank for each fund family, Lipper calculates a weighted overall return based on the overall asset mix in Lipper's database.

Source: Barron's, 2/10/14. Overall, MainStay Funds ranked number 28 for the one-year period, 22 for the five-year period, and seven for the 10-year period ended December 31, 2013, out of 64, 55, and 48 fund families, respectively. MainStay ranked number one from among 46 fund families for the 10-year period in 2012.MainStay ranked number three for the 10-year period in 2009, 2010, and 2011 from among 48, 46, and 45 fund families, respectively. MainStay ranked number six from among 48 fund families for the 10-year period in 2008. Past performance is no guarantee of future results, which will vary. All mutual funds are subject to market risk and will fluctuate in value.