I have been investing and trading since 1998 in multiple markets and timescales using both fundamental and technical analysis within cyclical and secular psychological and economic trends. Follow me on Twitter: @LaurenceLavelle Faculty Page: https://lavelle.chem.ucla.edu/ Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/LaurenceLavelle
Currently living in Boston, MA. Have undergrad degrees in Economics and Supply Chain & Information System, and a Master's Degree in Finance with a quantitative emphasis. I have a multifaceted investment/trading approach that involves a high concentration of monthly income paying securities, a position of core holdings that have liquid options that I use to manage my risk basis, and a smaller component devoted to speculative holdings and precious metals.
I am also an Iraq and Afghanistan veteran having served in the Air Force, and managed resources in excess of $15 Billion during combat operations.
Asia Frontier Capital Ltd. is a pioneering fund management company that specializes in investing in high growth Asian frontier economies by managing the AFC Asia Frontier Fund, AFC Iraq Fund and AFC Vietnam Fund. The investment objective of AFC Asia Frontier Fund is to achieve long term capital appreciation by investing in public equities of Asian frontier countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Iraq, Laos, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Vietnam) that are seeing increasing consumption due to favorable demographic trends, rising incomes and high GDP growth. The AFC Iraq Fund was launched on the 26th June 2015 and aims to achieve long-term capital appreciation for investors by capturing value and growth potential in the post conflict high-growth & resource rich Iraq market. The fund emphasises long term investment horizon to truly capture the opportunity in Iraq. The fund's investable universe consists of locally listed companies that have their principal business activities in Iraq as well as foreign listed companies that have the majority of the business in Iraq as a whole including the prosperous Kurdish Region of Iraq (KRI). The AFC Iraq Fund offers access to investments in post conflict recovery potential of Iraq, including the KRI, and/or stability in its territory. The AFC Iraq Fund is managed by Asia Frontier Capital (Iraq) Limited, Cayman Islands under the executive leadership team of Thomas Hugger (CEO & Fund Manager) and Ahmed Tabaqchali (CIO) who have more than 47 years of investment experience as well as an extensive background covering global, emerging, frontier and MENA markets AFC Vietnam Fund invests exclusively in Vietnamese equities to capture value in growth companies; especially in the small to medium size company segment.
I am Executive Vice-President, Chief Financial Officer and a Director of Input Capital Corp. (TSX.V: INP; INPCF), which is the world's first agricultural commodity streaming company. The company currently has a focus on streaming canola with western Canadian farmers.
I am a Partner at Assiniboia Capital Corp., Canada's leading agriculture investment company. In 2005, I co-founded Assiniboia Farmland LP, which was sold to Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in 2014 for $128 million.
Investor and trader for over 20 years. Currently President and Chief Investment Officer at Passed Pawn Advisors, and Managing Partner and Portfolio Manager at Passed Pawn Capital.