NYAIR Episode 79 –Views From Both Sides of the Aisle, With Reps. Garbarino & Torres

Following their first 16 months as part of the 117th United States Congress, Freshmen representatives Ritchie Torres (D-NY) and Andrew Garbarino (R-NY) share their thoughts on a wide range of topics, from the economy and foreign affairs to ongoing regulatory changes and the lingering impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The discussion is facilitated by Robert Akeson, Managing Director, Investment Banking at…

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How to Cool a Hot Economy: No “Good Recessions”

By Diane Swonk, Chief Economist, Diane Swonk “Nearly 100% of people are affected by high inflation; it punches a hole in the bank accounts of nearly everyone, those with and without jobs, those living on fixed incomes, underemployed, everyone.” Famed political analyst Charlie Cook argued that at the 38th Annual Policy Conference of the National Association for…

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Housing Starts Reach 2006 Levels

By Yelena Maleyev, Economist, Grant Thornton New home construction, known as housing starts, ticked up slightly in March after being revised higher for February. Starts now sit at the highest level since June of 2006. Builders continue to face challenges including lack of labor and land to build on, in addition to higher costs and…

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The State of Work in America

American Workers Find Their Voice Grant Thornton surveyed more than 5,000 American workers to find out what really mattered to them in their workplace, gathering answers to these questions – and much more – to uncover what makes America’s workforce tick. Our new story, “American workers find their voice,” discusses how your business can use…

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SEC Proposed Amendments to Form PF

By Johanna Arasin, Baker Tilly The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted 3–1 in January 2022 to propose amendments to Form PF, as filed by registered investment advisors to private funds. The proposal was supported by Chair Gary Gensler and Commissioners Allison Herren Lee and Caroline A. Crenshaw. The purpose of Form PF is to…

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SEC 2021 enforcement report – Key highlights

By Kristen Hughes, Baker Tilly In November 2021, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement (the Division of SEC) published its annual report for 2021. The annual report was presented as a press release, whereas in prior years it was published as a sizeable brochure. While shorter than previous annual reports, the press release…

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Investors beware of the market impact of a short squeeze

By Joe Mauro, Baker Tilly In early 2021, Wall Street began seeing high profile short squeezes. These are situations where investors coordinate purchases and drive up the price of certain stocks in order to force short sellers to exit their positions at a loss1. In the short squeeze of GameStop Corp. (GME) every day average…

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NYAIR Episode 78 –Commodities, Markets & Geopolitical Considerations

Investment experts Paul Lucek, the CEO and co-CIO of Ridgedale Advisors, and Andrew B. Weisman, Chief Investment Strategist, Windham Capital Management, discuss the commodities market, why it is front and center on the market’s radar these days, and how commodities are being  impacted by everything from the Russia-Ukraine War, to the lingering impact of the…

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NYAIR Episode 77 –Five for Five

The New York Alternative Investment Roundtable’s inaugural Five for Five podcast features five high profile women within the alternative investment community weighing in on the same question for five minutes each. Alison Berman, President & CEO of Palisade Capital Management; Dr. Sonal Desai, Executive Vice President & CIO for Franklin Templeton Fixed Income; Alexandra Lebenthal,…

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The Fog of War: Ukraine, Unity & Risks of Stagflation

By Diane Swonk, chief economist, Grant Thornton Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has done what the pandemic failed to do: It has unified much of the world against a common foe, Vladimir Putin. His unprovoked aggression toward Ukraine is acting as a cautionary tale against autocrats elsewhere, including China. The sanctions on Russia are farther reaching…

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