Gene D. Balas

Gene Balas has 20 years experience in investment management and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He most recently was director of investments at Genworth Financial Asset Management. In this role, he performed forecasts on macroeconomic conditions and determined the influences of thematic drivers to develop the appropriate investment strategy. Prior to GFAM, Balas was director of investment management and guidance at Merrill Lynch, where he advised pension funds, endowments and foundations as to appropriate investment strategy. Balas received a bachelor's degree in business administration in finance from the University of Houston and a Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia Business School.

Recent Articles By The Author

Balas: A Tough Slog for Emerging Markets

Balas: A Tough Slog for Emerging Markets

Emerging markets are feeling the pinch.

Balas: For QE, Words Are More Important Than Actions

Balas: For QE, Words Are More Important Than Actions

Bond-buying itself, it seems, has had a miniscule effect on GDP.

No Easy Way Around the Fiscal Cliff

No Easy Way Around the Fiscal Cliff

Whether or not we avoid tax hikes and spending cuts in 2013, we face some hard choices.

Consumer Fears Are Subsiding

Consumer Fears Are Subsiding

Consumers bought a lot of big-ticket discretionary items in April.

The State of Global Headwinds and Risks

The State of Global Headwinds and Risks

Here are the headwinds and risks that could derail the economy.