About the Author

Anthony Silva

Research Associate

Anthony is a research associate responsible for third-party manager due diligence. He provides generalist support across the Manager Research Group devoting a significant portion of his time to alternative investment strategies. Anthony began his career at Wilmington Trust in the summer of 2015 through the Management Development Program. He holds a BA in Economics and Business from Cornell University.

By the Author

The Predictive Power of the Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index

Anthony Silva |
Wilmington Wire

May 22, 2017— Measures of consumer confidence loom large in the financial market press. Several analysts believe that consumer confidence indices have predictive power on consumer spending and stock market returns. Some analysts use intuition to suggest that increased consumer confidence leads to an increase in consumer spending, which strengthens the economy given that consumer