Laura is the lead portfolio specialist for the Global Franchise, Global Quality and Global Sustain strategies and a member of the International Equity team. She joined Morgan Stanley in 2006 and has 21 years of investment experience. Between 2006 and 2009, Laura was CAO of the London Active Equity Group of MSIM. Prior to joining the firm, Laura was Executive Director at Goldman Sachs Asset Management in active equity product management. Prior to this, Laura worked at Salomon Smith Barney as an equity research analyst for the European strategy and luxury goods teams. Laura holds a B.A. (Hons.) in political studies from the University of Cape Town. Laura was named Investment Manager of the Year in Professional Pensions’ Women in Pensions 2018 awards. She captains Morgan Stanley’s Step in Step Up team in West London schools motivating girls to consider careers in financial services.