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 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.
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.