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.
Measuring the recovery: Pressing pause
COVID-19’s resurgence in the U.S. has paused the nascent economic recovery. We dive into traditional and high frequency data to show how the pandemic is impacting economic activity and equity market performance.
Q3 2020: Lift off?
Q3 starts off at a weaker place than any quarter since WWII as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, but with reopening has come optimism.
Measuring the recovery: Reopen for business
High frequency indicators show how broad reopening is impacting consumers, businesses and investors.
Why investors should take advantage of the second chance to protect their portfolios from volatility
Q1 earnings: Back to the future
The first earnings season in the age of COVID-19 is wrapping up, and company reports gave a glimpse into how the pandemic is impacting corporate America.
Why markets are floating past the economic collapse
In this report, we break down today’s payroll data, recent market performance and what investors need to prepare for next.