Laura Baird focuses on sourcing, underwriting, and monitoring of long/short equity investments, including funds and direct equity positions. Laura is an Investment Committee member for the Long/Short Equity capability.
Prior to joining Private Advisors, Laura was a Vice President at Franklin Portfolio Associates, a quantitative asset manager. Prior to joining Franklin Portfolio Associates, Laura was an Analyst at 646 Advisors LLC, a Boston-based hedge fund, and was an Associate Analyst on Prudential Equity Group's Small-Cap Quantitative Research team.
Laura received a B.A. in Economics from University of Richmond.