Personal Interests

Mr. Freed has provided consulting and expert services in the areas of financial products and markets, valuation and risk management, and media finance. During a 20-year career in financial services, he has valued, structured, and traded equities, fixed income portfolios, listed and OTC equity derivatives, structured credit products, cash and synthetic CDOs, and credit default swaps. He has also designed and built trading systems, portfolio management systems, and risk/valuation systems for many asset classes including equities, derivatives, credit default swaps, CDOs, MBS, CMBS, and others.

In media finance, he has managed the financial operations of a film finance company, negotiated film slate financings, and consulted on the operating models of film distribution companies, international sales agents, and commercial & TV production companies.

Mr. Freed has been qualified in U.S. federal court and in FINRA arbitration proceedings as an expert in a number of areas including institutional portfolio management; risk management; exchange-traded funds ("ETFs"); securities lending; credit risk analysis, modeling and valuation; derivatives and structured products; business operations and process controls in financial institutions; and financial technology and infrastructure management.

Laurence lives in New York City and is active in supporting local arts organizations.