Lawrence has 28 years of experience in finance, specialising in investment research, corporate finance, private equity and running family offices. With management experience as head of country and head of regional research in both global and Asian financial institutions like Smith New Court, Barclays de ZoeteWedd, NatWest Markets, Credit Agricole, UOB and CIMB, Lawrence is well-placed to lead the management of ALA Advisors as it pursues its investment goals, while ensuring the implementation and execution of robust internal control, risk and compliance protocols.
Lawrence is also well-versed in economic analyses and market strategy, having been a ranked researcher in financial surveys such as AsiaMoney and Institutional Investor. In the more recent half of his career, Lawrence’s experience has expanded into more complex corporate advisory work, corporate finance, initial public offerings, private equity fund raising, corporate restructuring, enterprise valuations and mergers and acquisitions. This experience was instrumental in vastly widening his network from public-listed companies into privately-held companies, start-up companies, private equity and venture capital firms. Apart from management qualifications, Lawrence is also a capable financial researcher able to further the interests of the investors of ALA Advisors through grounded and extensive research.
Lawrence is dedicated to the serving the needs of ultra-high net worth clients from investments to trusts to private equity investments – all within the gamut of wealth management. In this capacity Lawrence is actively involved in almost every aspect of his client’s investments including dealing with lawyers, consultants and engaging in negotiations for deals and transactions for clients. Lawrence brings his experience in providing investors a comprehensive suite of services so as to maximise the returns on their investments.