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.

  • January 23, 2020

    Oil Geopolitical Risk Is Declining, Despite U.S.-Iran Tensions

    The recent Middle East confrontations between the U.S. and Iran has done little to permanently push up the price of oil. Oil prices spiked on the days when there were acts of aggression, but quickly retraced as the other side contained its response. Was this moderation in oil volatility the result of adept diplomacy, or is it a more structural reduction in geopolitical risk?

  • January 09, 2020

    This New Rule To Identify Recessions Could Give Investors An Edge

    With the first jobs release of 2020 being published tomorrow, investors will be paying more attention than usual. Last October, Claudia Sahm, a former Federal Reserve economist, developed a new, and remarkably simple, measure of recession risk based on the unemployment rate.