Laurence Allen serves as the Managing Member of Laurence Allen Holdings, LLC, one of the world’s leading providers of secondary market liquidity and data services for interests in private equity funds. Since 1999, he has been a pioneer in the development of secondary market liquidity solutions in private equity funds and private companies.
Mr. Allen has been a speaker at numerous private equity conferences worldwide including the Institutional Limited Partners Association Spring Conference (Miami), Super Return Middle East Conference (Abu Dhabi), Dow Jones Private Equity Outlook Conference (New York), World Exchange Congress Conference (Barcelona), Private Company Stock Conference (Palo Alto), and Asian Venture Capital & Private Equity Conference (Hong Kong).
Mr. Allen has served on numerous advisory boards including the Wharton School, Bowery Mission and the U.S. Congress Business Council. His diverse civic interests have included the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich and Ducks Unlimited which presented him a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Prior to founding Laurence Allen, Mr. Allen served in various positions with Merrill Lynch where he helped pioneer the development of secondary private markets for commercial and residential mortgages. At Bear Stearns, he helped develop secondary markets for private debt placements. ACP Investment Group, LLC is a wholly owned asset management subsidiary of Laurence Allen Holdings, LLC.
Mr. Allen received a BS in Economics and MBA in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.