Lawrence Newhook is a veteran investment professional with a 20+ year track record investing globally across all asset classes. He has built successful investment and hedge fund portfolios for the pension, fam- ily office, and high net worth investor communities, with a particular focus on identifying and extracting sources of alpha from both public and private markets. Lawrence serves as the President & Chief Investment Officer of Alpha Innovations, where he oversees all facets of the business, including product innovation, alpha identification, and risk management.
Prior to launching Alpha Innovations, Lawrence was a Partner and Chief Investment Officer for a fintech managed account platform, where he designed the investment and risk management programs and selected best-in-class investment managers for inclusion on the platform. Prior to this, Lawrence was a member of the management team at Point72 Asset Management LP for twelve years, where he managed the team responsible for the firm’s external investments in hedge funds, private equity, venture capital and real estate. His team was also responsible for evaluating all discretionary and quantitative PMs, analysts and traders to ensure the standard of only hiring best in class investment talent. Earlier in his career.
Mr. Newhook was the Portfolio Manager of Alternative Strategies for OMERS, one of the largest Canadian pension plans, where he designed, developed, and managed its alternative investments program. Prior to this, he traded international OTC and listed derivatives and cash markets, and helped manage global derivatives and FX portfolios. Mr. Newhook graduated with a M.Sc. (Econ) from University of London and is CFA Charterholder.