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Calvin Jones, CFA, Managing Director of Fixed Income

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Mr. Jones is a senior member of the First Foundation Advisors investment management team and is responsible for working closely with First Foundation’s financial advisors to develop investment strategies utilizing income assets to help clients achieve their financial goals. In his role, Mr. Jones serves on the company’s Investment and Asset Allocation committees and is responsible for leading and overseeing the firm’s fixed income assets. Mr. Jones joined First Foundation Advisors in 2011. His previous experience at ProShare Advisors included trading and analysis in global equity and derivatives markets for the world’s largest manager of leveraged and inverse funds. Mr. Jones earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Science in Mathematical Finance degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Los Angeles.

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The Week Ahead – Cracks Emerging

Welcome to “The Week Ahead” where we take a moment to provide our thoughts on what we can expect in markets and the economy during the upcoming week. 

Last week, the S&P 500 fell 4.5%. The early week testimony of Fed Chair Powell, which shifted market expectations towards a 50bp rate hike at next week’s March FOMC meeting and pushed up terminal rate pricing, seemed like old news as the developments at Silvergate and Silicon Valley Bank (SIVB)..

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The Week Ahead – A Not-So-Subtle Shift

Welcome to “The Week Ahead” where we take a moment to provide our thoughts on what we can expect in markets and the economy during the upcoming week. 

Equity markets pulled back last week as rates markets continued to sell off, given better-than-expected economic data and inflation expectations that came in above expectations.  All told, there’s been a not-so-subtle shift in expectations toward more Fed rate hikes, as there is now chatter that..

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The Week Ahead – The End is Near

Welcome to “The Week Ahead” where we take a moment to provide our thoughts on what we can expect in markets and the economy during the upcoming week. 

Equity markets slumped last week as the Federal Reserve raised interest rates by a widely expected 50 bps, bringing the reference rate to a 4.25%-to-4.5% range. The latest rate hike marks a step down after four consecutive 75 bp moves, extending the sharpest tightening since the 1980s. The..

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