Lawrence S. Speidell, CFA, is founding partner, CEO, and chief investment officer of Frontier Market Asset Management and manager of institutional portfolios and the Frontier Market Select Fund, which invests in frontier stock markets around the world. Previously, he was executive vice president at Laffer Associates and partner and director of global research and management at Nicholas Applegate. While working at Nicholas Applegate, Mr. Speidell launched the firm's emerging markets products and developed and enhanced the firm's international and global quantitative disciplines. He spent 11 years as a trustee at Batterymarch Financial Management, where he was a portfolio manager for domestic and international strategies, was responsible for one of the first equity funds in China, and worked on the development of a fund for Russia. Mr. Speidell was senior vice president and portfolio manager at Putnam Management Company, where he was member of their investment policy committee. His service to the investment community also includes time spent as president of the Boston Securities Analysts Society and director of the Investor Responsibility Research Center in Washington, DC. Prior to his career in the investment industry, Mr. Speidell served as a submarine officer in the U.S. Navy and worked as an auditor with Arthur Andersen & Co.
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