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Expert Conversation with Matt Henry and Joseph LaVorgna

April 11, 2024
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    Matt Henry

    Managing Partner
    Chief Executive Officer

    Kennett Square, PA


Matt Henry, Chatham's Managing Partner and CEO, and Joseph LaVorgna, Chief Economist of SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc. discuss the Federal Reserve's current challenges, how forecasted interest rate cuts and election results will impact the economy, and more.

Highlights from our Expert Conversation

  • Political dynamics and expectations impacting the Fed's strive for independence
  • The potential of interest rate cuts and how they may shape the economy
  • How upcoming election outcomes will affect policies and consumer sentiment
  • Economic challenges that the U.S. middle class is facing, including housing affordability and debt
  • Making long-term strategic investment decisions amidst uncertainty
  • LaVorgna's evolution from a curious student to an economist

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At a recent webinar, nearly 1,300 capital market professionals responded to a series of poll questions on topics like the expectation of interest rate cuts, the use of private capital, economic influences for 2024, and more.

Chatham's experts analyzed the polling data, offering diverse perspectives on the economy's current and future outlook.

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