Lawrence Kemp was born in Nebraska, United States of America. He gained a BA at Stanford University and an MBA at the University of Chicago. He joined UBS Global Asset Management in 1992 and has worked in a number of roles including co-head of fixed income and chief investment strategist. Before joining the UBS team, he was a high yield trader at Prudential Securities in 1987 and prior to that he was a grain purchaser at Continental Grain in 1980. He joined BlackRock in late 2012 where he is Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, and Head of BlackRock's Fundamental Large Cap Growth team. He is a member of the Fundamental Equity platform within the Fundamental Equity division of BlackRock's Alpha Strategies Group. Outside of work Lawrence enjoys tennis.