Lara is Chief U.S. Economist and Managing Director on the Investment Research team at FS Investments, where she analyzes developments in the global and U.S. economy and financial markets. Her fresh take on macroeconomic issues helps to inform and develop the firm’s long-term views on the economy, investment trends and issues facing investors. Lara is committed to the Philadelphia community and serves on the boards of the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia, Hyperion Bank and Starr Garden Park.
Election 2020: Polls, policies and market impacts
Markets are squarely focused on the outcome of the upcoming U.S. election, which poses significant uncertainty for equity markets and interest rates.
LIBOR reform: From theoretical to tactical
LIBOR is set to be replaced as the benchmark overnight interest rate by the end of 2021. As it draws near, we look at the potential ramifications for the overnight lending market.
Q4 2020: Further to go
The Q3 bounce has been stronger than expected, and consumers remain resilient. But with concerns about volatility rising and income still hard to find, it’s clear the challenges of 2020 are not over.