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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Elections and lockdowns and vaccines: Are we there yet?

How the whirlwind of news headlines will impact the economy and markets

Research report

The missing piece: SOFR’s place in the post-LIBOR puzzle

Read about key differences between SOFR and LIBOR, and upcoming milestones for SOFR’s incorporation into markets.

Research report

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.

Election
Research report

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.

Economic outlook

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.

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Macro matters

Meet the new Fed policy: Low interest rates for years to come

Read an analysis of the Fed’s framework review announcement, and what it means for investors now and moving forward

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