When he first joined Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB), now known as Credit Suisse, Roland Lorenzo served as Director and Manager of the firm’s non-dollar equity finance division. In this position, Mr. Lorenzo oversaw his department’s operations across four continents, managing work in the firm’s New York, London, Zurich, Tokyo, and Hong Kong offices, as well as in Australia. After a year directing the expansion of the non-dollar equity finance business, Roland Lorenzo earned a promotion to Managing Director and Head of the Equity Finance Group for Europe and Asia. This group within CSFB included multiple businesses areas, such as managed lending, alternative capital, securities financing, and prime brokerage. In his oversight of these businesses, Mr. Lorenzo managed the global trading and sales departments and provided close guidance to the Credit Suisse First Boston (Europe) Limited (CSFBEL) and Credit Suisse First Boston Equities Limited (CSFBE), two major investment businesses for the firm. While leading the Equity Finance Group, Roland Lorenzo co-founded and became President and Chief Operating Officer of CSFB Index Company. In his capacity as President, Mr. Lorenzo secured a strategic partnership between CSFB Index Co. and Tremont Advisors, which created the first asset-weighted hedge fund index in the industry, which came to be known as the CSFB/Tremont Hedge Fund Index. The CSFB/Tremont Hedge Fund Index is comprised of one major index and nine sub-indices, which track a wide range of investment types, including managed futures, long/short strategies, and global macro convertible arbitrage. Outside of his professional endeavors, Roland Lorenzo enjoys traveling, collecting vintage analog recordings. Mr. Lorenzo is a supporter of the Foundation for Fighting Blindness, American Heart Association, and the Make a Wish Foundation.
Roland Lorenzo would like to congratulate America for another successful election regardless of who won in the end democracy prevails.