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Mark Carlson - Flexshares


Mark Carlson, CFA, is a senior vice president and senior investment strategist responsible for fixed-income and natural resource strategies for Northern Trust Asset Management’s FlexShares ETFs. He provides product development, investment strategy and related ETF product expertise to the team. Carlson received a B.S. in finance and an MBA from DePaul University. He is a member of the CFA Society of Chicago and the CFA Institute.

Two Strategies for Fighting Inflation Fires—and Fears

How real is the threat of increasing inflation? This has been a lively issue of debate among economists, financial advisors and investors for a long time. Only recently has a strengthening global economy, impressive employment growth figures in the U.S., ongoing Fed interest rate hikes and a flattening yield curve contributed to a more uniform consensus that inflation is likely to increase, rather than decrease, in the coming months. Investors who share this belief may wish to consider adding Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS) to their fixed income portfolios.