Lawrence S. Speidell, CFA
Chief Investment Officer, Partner
Larry founded Frontier Market Asset Management, LLC in 2006. Prior to that he held investment management positions with Laffer Associates, Nicholas Applegate Capital Management, Batterymarch Financial Management and Putnam Management Company. As Director of Global Research and Management at Nicholas Applegate, Larry launched the firm’s emerging markets strategy and developed international and global quantitative disciplines. He was a portfolio manager for domestic and international strategies at Batterymarch Financial Management and in this role was responsible for one of the first equity funds in China. He also worked on the development of a fund for Russia. He served as Senior Vice President and portfolio manager at Putnam Management Company. Previously, he served as a submarine officer in the U.S. Navy.
Larry holds a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Yale University, and an M.B.A. from Harvard University. He is the author of Frontier Market Equity Investing: Finding the Winners of the Future (2011, the CFA Institute Research Foundation) and numerous articles in investment journals.
Larry serves on the board of the CFA Society San Diego, is past president of the Boston Securities Analysts Society, and a past director of the Investor Responsibility Research Center in Washington, D.C.
What makes this organization different?
Passion, curiosity, conscientiousness.
What country were you in when you realized that frontier
markets investing was the career for you?
Who were your heroes growing up?
Indiana Jones, Mark Mobius, Sterling Moss.
“Never, never, never give up” – Churchill.