During his nearly thirty-year career, Mr. Pereira has experienced all types of market conditions. Lawrence started in New York City where he worked for Wall Street firms such as EF Hutton, Merrill Lynch and Citibank. He was also an Economist at the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics and was Chief Economist at one of the country’s most influential real estate lobbying groups, the Real Estate Board of New York.
Previously, Lawrence worked at Seagate Global Advisors, an investment firm that specializes in global macro investing. At Seagate, Mr. Pereira held various positions including Director of Investment Research, Director of Risk Management and Portfolio Manager.
Over the years, Lawrence has traded billions of dollars of equities, fixed income securities, commodities and derivatives. He has analyzed and invested in private equity deals, real estate transactions and hedge funds.
Mr. Pereira received a BA in Economics from Fordham University and an MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA. He studied Eastern European Studies at the Austro-American Institute in Vienna, Austria and completed the course work for the Masters in Economics program at New York University.
Lawrence holds a Series 24 Principal Supervisors License, as well as a Series 3 (Commodities), Series 7, Series 63 and 66 license (Registered Investment Advisor).
Mr. Pereira’s broker-dealer licenses are held at a broker-dealer firm that is not affiliated with Capital Markets IQ, LLC.