Laurent joined Acadian in 2006 and leads Acadian's Client Solutions and Product Strategy Group. He is also a member of Acadian's Executive and Operating Committees. Laurent brings a strong industry background to bear, with previous roles at State Street Global Advisors and J.P. Morgan. He is a former professor of finance at the Cooremans Institute and Vlekho Business School in Brussels and served as a frequent lecturer on investments at the M.B.A. programme at the Solvay Business School. Laurent earned an M.B.A. from the MIT Sloan School of Management and holds a commercial engineering degree from the Solvay Business School (Universite Libre de Bruxelles).