Leroy Lawrence

  • Current role: CEO of Quadron Capital
  • Year of graduation: 2004
  • Degree course: Music Technology

Leroy LawrenceThe best things about my course were the classes that were new to me, such as physics, communications and understanding the relevant possibilities available using digital media.

We asked Leroy...

What is your current role and how did you get to this point in your career?

I am currently CEO of Quadron Capital. Our quantitative developers create automated algorithms for the Hedge Funds and Asset Managers. Before this I was CEO of a Swiss Investment bank, MD of a London stockbrokers and before that a stockbroker. I switched into financial services as I was always as much of a natural at business as I was at music.

How did your studies at the University of Hertfordshire help shape your career?

I learned a number of skills in communications and maths that aided heavily in my present career skill base such as developing financial algorithms and using digital technology for marketing.

What made you decide to study at this University?

At the time I was heavily involved with music and UH was one of the few places offering Music Technology. It also came with good references.

What was the best or most useful thing about your course?

The best things about my course were the classes that were new to me, such as physics, communications and understanding the relevant possibilities available using digital media.

What is your stand out memory from your time at the University?

Probably graduation. I didn't get involved with any societies, but in hindsight perhaps I should have.

Are you still in contact with friends you met at the University of Hertfordshire?

Occasionally we shoot a catch-up message via Facebook.

What advice would you give your younger self if you were starting at the University tomorrow?

Complete coursework when you get it rather than waiting for deadline day to catch you.

Do some extra courses if you can as it can be hard to get back into academia after time away.

Do you have any advice for University of Hertfordshire graduates who are considering a career in your industry?

Know that the world is your oyster, you don't have to just work in the UK.

What are your future career plans/ ambitions?

Ideally I would like to run a funded Fintech or start-up.

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