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Principal (Sydney)

Laurent has 30 years’ experience in financial technology, risk management and portfolio analytics. He has worked with top tier financial institutions to oversee significant technological evolutions from installed software to cloud computing, through hosted software and SaaS.

Prior to joining First Penny Investments, Laurent spent 20 years at StatPro, an award-winning company that provides complete portfolio analytics solutions to over 450 clients across 38 countries globally. Most recently he was Managing Director and CEO, Asia Pacific based in Hong Kong and Sydney where he established the company’s presence in the region, thereby growing the business and enhancing support to clients. Before that, he was Managing Director of France and Benelux and was managing client relationships and services for all of Continental Europe (excl. Germany).

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Laurent also spent eight years working at American Express where he held various positions in the Establishment Services sales group culminating in the role of Director of Strategic Alliances, Europe. He also helped structuring the sales process for Standard & Poor’s Funds Services in Benelux.

Laurent is the founder and Director of the technology startup CheckOnMe Pty Ltd providing him a ground-up understanding of startups and early-stage businesses.

He holds a postgraduate degree in international finance from the Ecole Superieure de Gestion in Paris, and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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