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

Where is the Lyft? The Rise of the Gig Economy

Anthony Silva |
Wilmington Wire
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November 2, 2017— Technological advances have fundamentally changed the way our society exchanges goods and services and have paved the way for the rise of the “gig economy.” This type of economy is mainly made up of flexible jobs that are usually short term in nature and are composed mostly of independent contractors and freelancers

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

Anthony Silva |
Wilmington Wire
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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

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