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MAY 1, 2024

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Laurence Black

Founder & CEO

Laurence Black is the founder of The Index Standard® and an index advisor to Robert J. Shiller. Before founding The Index Standard®, Laurence was a Managing Director and Head of Quantitative Indices and Strategies at Barclays where he oversaw the development of the Barclays index family. In addition to designing some of the first smart beta/factor indices, Laurence spearheaded Barclays' index partnerships with Professors Robert Shiller and Nouriel Roubini, as well as Novus Partners.

Before Barclays, Laurence was Head of Indices at ABN AMRO in London, where he successfully launched indices with well-known investors such as Jim Rogers and Joel Greenblatt. Before ABN AMRO, Laurence worked at Lehman Brothers, Deutsche Bank, and Credit Suisse. He has appeared in podcasts and interviews with the Financial Times, Bloomberg and Structured Retail Products and is a frequent contributor on index thought leadership pieces.

Laurence holds an MBA from the University of Warwick, UK and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Cape Town. When not thinking about financial matters and family, he can mostly be found on a tennis court. 

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