2021 Q2 Capital Market Assumptions
Our near-term US economic growth forecasts have increased modestly from the end of 2020, while our forecasts for emerging market economies have decreased.
Marco Aiolfi, PhD, is a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager for QMA working within the Global Multi-Asset Solutions team. As the Director of Systematic Multi-Asset Strategies, he is responsible for the research, development and portfolio management of systematic total and absolute return investment solutions. He is also an investment lead for our global solutions efforts. Prior to joining QMA, Marco was a Lead Portfolio Manager and Researcher for GTAA and volatility strategies for the Quantitative Investment Strategies team at Goldman Sachs Asset Management, and a Principal at Platinum Grove Asset Management. Previously, Marco was a research scholar at the University of California, San Diego, and a visiting scholar at the International Monetary Fund. Marco’s articles have appeared in the Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Financial Econometrics, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Forecasting, “Oxford Handbook of Economic Forecasting” and “Essays in Nonlinear Time Series Econometrics.” He earned a BA in economics and a PhD in economics from Bocconi University in Italy.