Executive Director - Private Clients
Lawrence is a highly experienced investment advisor whose career has evolved a full circle and he has now returned to fulfilling his original passion of advising and guiding clients in global financial markets investments with Swaen Capital.
A veteran in the financial services industry with over 35 years of experience, he commenced his financial career as a corporate banker in Bank of America where he stayed for 8 years before joining Lehman Brothers managing investment portfolios over the next 10 years.
After which he joined Smith Barney in 1998 and became a successful Investment Management Consultant, advising high net worth and institutional clients in Asia on the development of investment policies, asset allocation, selection of portfolio managers, as well as performance evaluation and monitoring.
Lawrence was appointed Manager of Citi Smith Barney’s Singapore branch in early 2007 and took on the role as CEO of Citigroup Global Markets Singapore Pte. Ltd. Following the integration with Citi Private Bank in 2008, Lawrence was subsequently given the added responsibility of being the Investment Centre Head for Citi Private Bank where he had oversight for the Singapore Booking Centre activities and ensured that the business met all regulatory and policy requirements, as well as working with regional market heads to support their business in Singapore.
Lawrence graduated from the University of Southern California and held Series 3, 7, 9, 10, 63, 65 licenses administered by the U.S. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), as well as MAS licenses 1, 3, 5, 6, 6A, 8, and 8A.