Randy Brown

Chief Investment Officer, Sun Life & Head of Insurance Asset Management, SLC Management

Read Randy’s latest commentary on important market issues via his Forbes.com blog column.

  • July 11, 2019

    Facebook's Libra Will Fizzle As Banks Hit Back

    Facebook recently announced its ambitions for Libra, the company’s new global cryptocurrency. Given Facebook’s community of over 2.4 billion users, any foray into financial services could be a game changer.

  • June 25, 2019

    Trade Wars Could End 10 Years Of Economic Growth

    In July, the U.S. economic expansion will hit its ten-year mark, making it the longest on record. Yet surveys from the Conference Board and the Business Roundtable show business confidence is dipping, and U.S. CEO’s intend to dial back hiring and spending as they expect sales to trend lower.

  • April 18, 2019

    U.S.-China Trade Deal Will Be More Substantial Than Expected

    After months of diligent negotiations, the U.S. and China are nearing an end to trade talks. Investors are expecting a resolution, but most assumed the deal would be unsubstantive. That’s where markets could be surprised.

  • April 01, 2019

    Central Banks Are Getting It Wrong About The Next Recession

    Central banks overwhelmingly focus on targeting inflation. Yet more attention to the financial cycle by central banks could go a long way to extending the business cycle.

  • March 14, 2019

    Where Bill Gross' Big Bet Went Wrong, And What It Teaches Us

    Bill Gross’ retirement in February was the unspectacular finale to an illustrious career. It is a lesson for how even great investors are not immune to quickly losing their edge.

  • February 28, 2019

    Is An Earnings Recession On The Way?

    As the fourth quarter earnings season wraps up, it marks the fifth consecutive quarter of double-digit earnings growth for Standard & Poor's (S&P 500) companies. When finally tallied, 2018 earnings are expected to grow over 20%. The Trump Administration’s tax breaks were a significant catalyst, as were record stock buybacks.

  • February 13, 2019

    U.S. And Global Growth Means More Rate Hikes In June

    The Standard & Poor's (S&P 500) is soaring again, as investors have turned bullish on the belief that we’ve seen an end to rate hikes from the Federal Reserve System of the United States (the Fed). But investors are getting this wrong.