Lawrence primarily focuses on equity research and analysis and is co-manager of Gratus Capital’s Dividend Growth SMA. He is a key member of the investment strategy group and conducts market research, investment analysis, and trading and back office operations support for the firm. Lawrence works closely with Todd Jones, Director of Investments, to implement the firm’s investment management process.
Prior to joining Gratus Capital, Lawrence spent 8 years as a sell-side equity research analyst covering a multitude of industry sectors including medical devices, biotechnology, marine transportation, and oilfield services. Most recently, he was an associate analyst at Wells Fargo Securities in New York where he conducted fundamental research and valuation of public companies in the oilfield service and equipment sector.
Lawrence received his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. He was a series 7, 66, 86, 87 licensed research analyst prior to joining Gratus Capital. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and the Atlanta Society of Finance and Investment Professionals.
Outside the Office
Lawrence lives in Atlanta with his wife and twin girls. He enjoys reading, playing golf, and watching football and basketball.