Senior Portfolio Manager
Laurent joined Chenavari in January 2015 as Senior Portfolio Manager focused on the trade finance strategy. Laurent has over 17 years’ experience in trade finance, project finance, structured finance and leverage finance, including 10 years at Credit Suisse in New York and London. Laurent ran the natural resources mid-market lending desk at Credit Suisse London, building a track record originating, structuring, executing and managing private debt transactions with mid-market credits. Throughout his time in Credit Suisse, Laurent closed over $15bn of debt financing within the energy and infrastructure industries. Laurent has built a strong understanding of commodities assets and his knowledge of market participants gives access to a continuous pipeline of deals as well as key avenues to exiting investments. Laurent graduated with an MSc from Ecole Polytechnique in France and an MBA from UCLA Anderson, United States.