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: 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
Whether or not we avoid tax hikes and spending cuts in 2013, we face some hard choices.
The State of Global Headwinds and Risks
Here are the headwinds and risks that could derail the economy.
Why This Recovery Seems So Painful
This is what happens when an economy tries to ween itself off credit.
Groundbreaking Restraint Needed
If fewer new homes are built now, supply and demand suggest sellers could command higher prices
What Japan Disruptions Mean for U.S. Firms
U.S. industries rely on a lot of Japanese components, and fear itself could put a chill on hiring.
A Tale of Two Economies
Corporate America may be roaring back, but the key to a sustainable recovery is the consumer, who remains circumspect.