Andrew Lapthorne joined Société Générale in London in November 2007 and heads up the Quantitative Index and ETF (QIE) Research Group which is located in Europe, North America and Asia. Andrew spent 11 years at Dresdner Kleinwort, starting out as a UK Quant analyst in 1996 and eventually becoming the Global Head of Quantitative Research. His team were ranked #1 in the last Extel survey and he was also ranked #1 as individual analyst for the last 11 years. The team writes and publishes on a wide variety of topics from macro right through down to market microstructure and is responsible for developing an extensive range of innovative systematic investment strategies.