Anna is a New York-based columnist covering fixed income and emerging markets. She was previously a research consultant with Fintech Advisory, a family office specializing in special and distressed opportunities in emerging markets. From 2014 to 2017, she worked on the Emerging Markets Opportunities Fund and Emerging Markets Debt Total Return Fund at Oaktree Capital Management. She began her career in finance at Fintech Advisory in 2008. Anna has also been the co-host of the Slate Money podcast since 2017. She holds a master’s and a bachelor’s in English from New York University, and she is a CFA charterholder.
Leaders like JPMorgan’s Jamie Dimon support calls for racial justice. Most businesses can do more though, financially and in their workforces. Even if it’s not their job to fix society, U.S. norms and pliant shareholders give executives wide latitude to do what they think best.
Violence broke out in Minnesota after an African American man died in police custody. Minorities are disproportionately represented in U.S. Covid-19 deaths, and job losses are hitting these groups hard. Unrest may make reopening tough, making the country’s wealth gaps even worse.
When games restart, distancing rules will mean emptier soccer and baseball stadiums. Sports which rely less on live crowds, like golf or Formula 1, may benefit. More home viewers should further boost the value of media rights, already worth $51 bln, and offset lost ticket sales.