Lawson was a Senior Portfolio Manager with Invesco’s Global Strategies Group, where he helped manage $10 billion in quantitatively driven equity and tactical asset allocation products. Before joining Invesco in 2005, Lawson was the Director of Trading for Managed Quantitative Advisors. He began his career in 1994 working for the Chief Market Analyst at Kidder, Peabody & Co. Inc, and later at Jarrett Investment Research, where he provided technical and strategic research to institutions. In 2000, Lawson founded a hedge fund, Balsam Capital Management, LLC that specialized in systematic trading of U.S. equities and was ranked by Barclay Managed Funds Report as the fourth best statistical arbitrage fund based on a three-year Sharpe Ratio. Lawson has extensive experience in the full lifecycle of the quantitative investment process and has developed his own proprietary portfolio-level back testing software. Lawson received a BA in Economics from Davidson College in 1993 and holds the Chartered Market Technician and Chartered Financial Analyst designations.