Laurent Desbois, CFA
President and CEO
Fjord Capital's cofounder has a wide experience in FX markets. He previously worked at Citigroup for many years. As Global Head of Investor Risk Advisory Group for the CitiFX division in London and New York, Laurent Desbois was responsible for advising fund managers on alpha generation and currency risk management. He also led the Group’s FX option sales, and managed a currency investment program for Citigroup in Montreal.
From 1996 to 1997, Laurent Desbois worked for Merrill Lynch in New York. Prior to that, from 1988 to 1996, he headed the foreign currency department for the Caisse de dépot et placement du Québec in Montreal, one of North America’s largest institutional fund managers. He holds a Master’s degree in economics from Université de Montréal and a Bachelor’s degree in economics from McGill University.