Lara Rhame

Chief U.S. Economist + Managing Director

Lara Rhame

Chief U.S. Economist + Managing Director

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.

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Macro matters

Be careful what you wish for: Fed lays groundwork for summer rate cut

We believe the Fed should take a cautious approach to cutting rates, despite the short-term benefit to financial markets.

Blog

Anatomy of an economic slowdown – economic uncertainty becomes a headwind

Softening data YTD and yield curve inversion have raised concerns that growth could slow more sharply than expected, or even contract, resulting in a recession.

Macro matters

Equity markets have been telling the wrong story

Falling yields, a perfect storm of policy uncertainty and the looming economic slowdown mean investors should prepare for higher volatility.

Macro matters

“Boy, that escalated quickly!” | U.S.-China trade tensions upend complacency

U.S.-China trade negotiations imploded, causing stock market complacency to quickly evaporate.

Economic outlook

Q2 2019: Anatomy of a slowdown

Higher wages have not spread to broader inflation but could still impact financial markets.

Macro matters

Yield curve inversion and recession jitters

Interest rates take a big step down | The yield curve inverts and alarm bells sound | The economy is cruising along, but risks loom

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