Lawrence has over 20 years of operational and compliance experience. He was the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of D.B. Zwirn & Co. from 2005 to 2010. From 2003 to 2005, he was Principal and Chief Compliance Officer of Pequot Capital Management. As of April 2005, Lawrence was also the President and Chief Compliance Officer at Pequot Financial Services. From 2001 to 2003, he was Executive Director, Chief Compliance Officer and Risk Control Officer for UBS Global Asset Management. From 1998 to 2001, Lawrence was Vice President and Director of Compliance for INVESCO Institutional Group and their affiliated entities.
From 2000 to 2001, he was an Associate Partner at AMVESCAP, the parent company of INVESCO. From 1996 to 1998, he was Principal Consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers in New York. In 1996, he was Senior Vice President, Director of Compliance and Corporate Secretary for HSBC Asset Management Americas. Prior to that, he was Senior Securities Compliance Examiner at the Northeast Regional Office of the SEC from 1992 to 1996. Lawrence received a BS in Marketing and Finance, cum laude, from Long Island University in 1992.