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.
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.
The Great Reboot: Economy and markets in 2020
Markets are facing the Great Reboot with optimism, while economic data continues to reflect a historic dislocation in labor, demand and supply.
Q2 2020: Into the unknown
We present a series of articles to offer guidance to investors, context from prior economic cycles, and details of policy solutions and expected impact.
COVID-19 and the impact on the U.S. economy
In this note, we attempt to measure the impact of specific industry shutdowns and outline uncertainties around knock-on effects on consumer spending, business investment and the efficacy of stimulus.
Volatility is unrelenting, even as Fed accelerates easing
What to watch as economic data starts catching up to COVID-19 headlines
COVID-19 widens reach into U.S., causing market volatility to surge
COVID-19 broadened its reach into the U.S. this week, sparking the sharpest equity market sell-off in a decade.