Lawrence Peirson

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Lawrence Peirson
Occupation Head of Market Hub
Employer Banca IMI
Location London
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Lawrence Peirson is head of the London market hub for Banca IMI, the investment bank subsidiary of Intesa Sanpaolo, one of the largest banking groups in Italy.[1] He joined the bank in April 2016, one month after stepping down from a role in sales and client development at CME Group.[2]

He is also a trustee of the Futures for Kids Charity Trust.[3]


Born in Caracas, Venezuela and raised in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Peirson began his career in the financial services industry in 1989 as a stock broker in Madrid. In 1993, he moved into futures and options, working middle and back office at Ahorro Corporation Financiera. After that, he served as head of derivatives operations at Central Hispano Bolsa. From there, he moved over to BZW Futures, which later became Barclays Capital in London.[4]

At Barclays, Peirson was manager of futures clearing sales, responsible for developing and growing its European business. In 1999, he moved up to associate director and then to director and European head of futures and options in 2002. In this role, he oversaw client relationships in futures and options for the bank's prime services division.[5]

In 2011, Peirson left Barclays to become head of futures sales and marketing at SEB Enskilda.[6]

He joined CME Group in 2013 in a strategic account management role, and moved to the client development in 2015, where he remained until departing in 2016.[7]

Peirson speaks several languages including English, Spanish and Italian.


Peirson earned a bachelor's degree in history from Colby College in 1987.