Lara Rhame

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.

Macro matters: “Mulligan!”

How often do you get a do-over in life (off the golf course)? Investors today are facing that very opportunity. Now is the right time to reevaluate the investment landscape and better insulate portfolios from volatility against the backdrop of continued economic weakness. Read how to take full advantage of this mulligan and come up with your “2020 plan” all over again.
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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.
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COVID-19 and the impact on the U.S. economy

In this note, we attempt to measure the immediate impact of specific industry shutdowns as well as outline uncertainties around knock-on effects on consumer spending, business investment and efficacy of government stimulus.
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