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.
What a red-hot labor market means for the economy
June added 850,000 new jobs, but the underlying trends in the labor market defy any prior cycle in ways that could add to inflation and complicate Fed policy.
Q3 2021: Zooming in on inflation
Inflation is dominating the economic discussion, and with good reason. Rising inflation and the Fed’s hawkish pivot have critical implications for interest rates and investors.
Economy going at the speed of light – what could go wrong?
What does the future hold for this rapidly paced market?
Higher inflation: Technical, transient or structural?
Why prices rose and what it could mean for investors.
Inflation – Higher or a head fake?
Chief U.S. Economist Lara Rhame and Kara O’Halloran, Director, Investment Research, share their points of view on where they think inflation is headed. Is this another head fake?
Q2 2021: Almost home
Though pandemic-related challenges remain, economic optimism is in the air and growth is expected to surge. In Q2, we are so close to coming full circle on this unprecedented economic cycle.