Lawrence S. Speidell, CFA
Chief Investment Officer, Partner
Larry is CIO for Frontier Global Partners, which manages international, global, emerging markets and frontier market equity portfolios. The firm is a sponsor of the Frontier Market Select Fund and Frontier Market Opportunities Fund, investing in frontier stock markets around the world. Frontier Global Partners was formed through the merger of HAV Capital and Frontier Market Asset Management, which Larry founded in 2006.
He travels widely and has researched companies in such places as Abu Dhabi, Argentina, Bangladesh, Botswana, Cote d’Ivoire, Dubai, Ghana, India, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malawi, Mozambique, Pakistan, Palestine, Paraguay, Romania, Qatar, Senegal, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Larry is the author of the 2011 CFA Institute Research Foundation monograph, “Frontier Market Equity Investing: Finding the Winners of the Future.”
From 2003 to 2006 he was Executive Vice President at Laffer Associates, an investment management and economic research firm. Prior to that, Larry was a Partner and Director of Global Research and Management at Nicholas Applegate where he launched the firm’s emerging markets products and developed and enhanced the firm’s international and global quantitative disciplines. He also spent eleven years as a Trustee at Batterymarch Financial Management where he was a portfolio manager for domestic and international strategies. Also at Batterymarch, he was responsible for one of the first equity funds in China and worked on the development of a fund for Russia. As Senior Vice President and portfolio manager at Putnam Management Company from 1971 to 1983, Larry served as a member of that firm’s Investment Policy Committee.
Larry has served on the board of CFA Society San Diego, is a past president of CFA Society Boston and a past director of the Investor Responsibility Research Center in Washington, D.C. Larry earned a BE in Mechanical Engineering from Yale University and an MBA from Harvard University. He served as a submarine officer in the U.S. Navy.
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.