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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Research report

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.

Economic outlook

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.

Research report

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.

Macro matters

Volatility is unrelenting, even as Fed accelerates easing

What to watch as economic data starts catching up to COVID-19 headlines

Macro matters

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.

Macro matters

COVID-19 touches down in the U.S., the Fed cuts rates and markets shudder

Chief U.S. Economist Lara Rhame’s updated breakdown of the virus and market volatility

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