Lawrence Playford is a Portfolio Manager in the U.S. Equity Value Group. An employee since 1993, Larry joined the investment team as an analyst in 2003 and was named a portfolio manager in 2004. Prior to that, Larry served as a client portfolio manager working directly with the U.S. Equity Group's investment teams to communicate investment strategy and results to clients since 2001. Larry also was a client advisor at JPMorgan Private Bank, providing investment and financial planning advice to high net worth clients. He joined the firm as a financial analyst, performing strategic planning and analysis for the firm's finance department. Lawrence holds a B.B.A. in accounting from the University of Notre Dame and an M.B.A. in finance from Fordham University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a CFA charterholder.