Laurens began his journey in capital management and finance at a boutique venture capital firm in the Netherlands in 2000. It was there that he realized his true passion for trading the markets, and more specifically, beating the market.
Beginning that same year, Laurens devoted thousands of hours to studying the trading methods of the world’s most successful investors and mastering the art and science of risk management. After years of studying, Laurens created a high-performance trading methodology that suited his personality, lifestyle, and beliefs. He then devoted more than a decade of his life to developing automated, algorithm-driven trading platforms to maximize profit while limiting risk while simultaneously minimizing the trader’s time and involvement to virtually zero.
Since 2007 Laurens has enjoyed extraordinary success managing his personal and family accounts, averaging a risk adjusted return of more than 5 times the S&P 500. He was featured in Van Tharp’s book, “Trading Beyond the Matrix”, in which Laurens explains how he transformed himself from a losing trader into a world-class investor.
In 2017, Laurens authored the bestseller, “The 30 Minute Stocktrader” in which he detailed precisely how you can consistently and safely beat the markets in less than 30 minutes a day. In 2020, Laurens released “Automated Stock Trading Systems”, explaining how traders can implement automated trading strategies to put his proven methodologies on ‘auto pilot’.
Laurens is the only author who teaches trading with combined, systematized, automated systems, according to your personality and presently trades a combination of more than fifty systems himself.
Lauren co-hosts seminars with his friend and ‘market wizard’ Tom Basso in addition to mentoring a select group of high net-worth individuals, financial advisors and family offices.
Through his personal foundation, “Fundación Albenco,” Laurens and his wife, Madelin, help disadvantaged children in Colombia gain an empowering education.