The Brattle Group has added veteran financial services regulator, Christopher Laursen, to its ranks as a Principal. In his new role, Laursen, who joins from Alvarez and Marsal, is tasked with providing financial services firms with expert knowledge on how best to navigate risk reducing regulations affecting the market.
Prior to joining The Brattle Group, Laursen worked at Alvarez & Marsal, where he started in 2014 as a Managing Director. Previously, he worked at NERA Economic Consulting as a Senior Vice President and Chair of the firm’s Financial Institutions and Banking Practice for five and a half years. Earlier roles include five years at the Federal Reserve Board, where he started as a Head of Trading and Capital Markets in 2003, before a promotion to Risk Manager of Risk Policy and Guidance in 2007. Prior to this, he work as a Senior Financial Company Examiner for the Federal Reserve System, for more than eight years. Laursen started his career as a Bank Examiner for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
Christopher Laursen holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Miami, a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania – The Wharton School, and is a Certified Regulatory and Compliance Professional in Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law from the University of Pennsylvania – The Wharton School.
The Brattle Group recently appointed Laursen as a Principal, based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. In the new role, Laursen’s more than 25 years of financial services experience will be called upon to provide services, including deep insight into regulations affecting the financial market, to the firm’s clients. His “unique experience”, involving work crafting post-financial crisis regulations – as a member of Basel Committee’s Trading Book Group – to temper global risks within the financial services industry, will provide the firm and its clients with a means of navigating the new rules, says his new employer.
Brattle President, Alexis Maniatis, says that the firm is “pleased to welcome Chris to Brattle’s Washington, DC office”. He adds: “His experience as a former federal regulator provides our clients with deep insights into the complex regulatory issues facing large financial institutions.”