Lawrence started his career 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 the Chief Economist at one of the country’s most influential real estate lobbying groups, the Real Estate Board of New York.
Lawrence also worked at Seagate Global Advisors, an award-winning 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 interest rate sensitive securities and derivatives. He has analyzed and invested in private equity deals, private loans, 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. Currently, Lawrence is studying for a Master’s Degree in Data Analytics at Georgia Institute of Technology.