Larry Speidell is founding Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Frontier Market Asset Management, LLC. From 2003 to 2006 he was Executive Vice President at Laffer Associates, an investment management and economic research firm. Prior to joining Dr. Laffer, Larry was a Partner and Director of Global Research and Management at Nicholas Applegate where he launched the firm's emerging markets products and developed and enhanced the firm's international and global quantitative disciplines. Larry also spent eleven years as a Trustee at Batterymarch Financial Management where he was a portfolio manager for domestic and international strategies, was responsible for one of the first equity funds in China and worked on the development of a fund for Russia. As Senior Vice President and portfolio manager at Putnam Management Company, Larry served as a member of that firm's Investment Policy Committee. He is a past president of the Boston Securities Analysts Society and a past director of the Investor Responsibility Research Center in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the CFA Institute Speakers Bureau and has spoken on Frontier Markets, global portfolios, the outlook and Behavioral Finance at CFA Societies worldwide. Larry earned his B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Yale University, his M.B.A. from Harvard University, and served as a submarine officer in the U.S. Navy.