Richard Lawrence Jr.

Richard Lawrence Jr.

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Richard Lawrence is the Chairman and Executive Director of The Overlook Group, one of the top managers of Asian equities. He is recognized as one of the most respected value investors of his generation. He invests in bargain valuations and only invest for long-term gains. Lawrence believes that the best way to perform is to ignore the index as investing indices guarantee mediocrity. He always looks at individual stocks and that helps his performance. Lawrence says that most of his inspiration comes from the pages of books as every other book he reads does something to help him in business.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • His father was a money manager and encouraged his interest in stock prices at the young age of 12.
  • After college, he worked in John Bush and Co. and was trained to be a broker and researcher.
  • John Bush taught him how to look at stocks and he spent the next few years searching for good companies to invest in. 
  • He moved to Hong Kong in 1985 and has since been investing in Asia and developing himself as a value investor.
  • He became one of the first Chartered Financial Analysts in Asia.