Lawrence Park Asset Management

Lawrence Park Asset Management (“LPAM” or “Lawrence Park”) is an independent investment management firm based in Toronto, Canada. LPAM is dedicated to creating world class alternative investment products specializing in Fixed Income and Credit.

The team at Lawrence Park brings over 70 years of combined international and domestic experience in the global credit markets. Our disciplined approach, market insight, and dedication to sound risk management gives our funds the best possible opportunity to deliver consistent institutional class returns.

Lawrence Park Asset Management proudly manages investor assets across four separate Alternative Credit hedge-fund and mutual fund mandates.

How is the Canadian dollar’s rise affecting pension plans?

“Given the low price of oil and low Canadian interest rates, I don’t think there was necessarily a perception that the loonie was headed significantly stronger in 2017, so I would imagine a significant chunk of the pension exposure was sitting unhedged,” says Andrew Torres, managing partner and chief executive officer at Lawrence Park Asset Management.

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How would an interest rate boost affect pension plans?

“Investors will be watching closely as speculation ramps up that Canada’s central bank will raise interest rates by 25 basis points on Wednesday.

A modest increase won’t lead to a significant impact on the market in the short term because it has already reacted to the expectations of rising rates in the past few weeks, says Andrew Torres, ‎managing partner and chief executive officer at Lawrence Park Asset.”

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