Laurent joined the Department of Finance in February 2022. He conducts empirical research on asset management and asset pricing. His research covers a broad range of topics including mutual and hedge fund performance, stock return predictability, and the pricing of uncertainty risk in financial markets. His work has been published in leading academic journals such as Journal of Finance and Journal of Financial Economics and has been cited by several international media outlets such as The New York Times and Forbes. Prior to joining the University of Luxembourg, Laurent was an Associate Professor at McGill University in Montréal, Canada where he received the Faculty Desmarais award for research excellence and the Best Teacher award in the Master’s Programme. Laurent holds a PhD in Finance from the Swiss Finance Institute at the University of Geneva.