Mr Leclercq has a wealth of business development experience in asset management, with strategies covering capital markets, liquid and credit alternatives, private debt and equity, and the Real/Tangible Asset sectors. Laurent is responsible for implementing strategic partnerships and business relationships to market products and services and growing a firm's fundraising practice with asset owners and allocators across countries and regulatory jurisdictions. His investor base includes some of the world's largest public and corporate pension plans, foundations, endowments, insurance companies, European and Asian family offices, private banking, and wealth management.
Before ARMORICA, Mr Leclercq oversaw the capital formation practice at Waystone. Laurent was Managing Partner at global merchant bank Argenthal Private Capital, a private investment and merchant banking organisation related to alternative assets managers and co-managed the distribution arm: Argenthal and Co, sold to Waystone in 2016. Before joining Argenthal Board, Laurent was Head of Sales for Advent Capital Management, covering the EMEA region. Before Advent, Laurent was a Product Specialist in hedge funds at BNP Paribas, Cooper Neff and Standard Bank London. He started his career as a fixed-income trader and then in Hedge Fund Sales at Sinopia (HSBC’s quant asset management division).
Laurent is a regular speaker at various investment management conferences on emerging managers, alternatives investments, hedge funds, credit, mezzanine, private equity and private debt and the Founder of the LinkedIn Social Group "Hedgefrogs".
He holds an MSc in Finance from ESCP Europe, a DEA in International Finance from the University of Lyon and a BS in Economy from the University of Rennes. He was also an Erasmus visiting student at the University of Galway, Ireland.