About Our Firm
Lawrie Savage & Associates Inc. was formed in 1997 to provide specialized consulting services to financial supervisors and to others, advice about financial supervisory issues. A significant portion of our consulting work has been to assist financial supervisors in emerging market countries to meet international standards in supervision and to otherwise increase the efficiency and effectiveness of supervision in their countries. Since that time the firm has successfully carried out projects in more than 35 emerging market countries and has gained international recognition for its work in this area. We have completed projects for FIRST, the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation, the Inter-American Development Bank, the United Nations and USAID in countries such as Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bahamas, Barbados, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Montenegro, Oman, Panama, Peru, Poland, Russia, South Korea, Suriname, Tanzania, Trinidad, the United Arab Emirates and Zambia. LS&A is a “boutique” type firm in that we have a relatively small number (20 consultants) of highly qualified individuals who have extensive experience as senior financial supervisors and in financial supervisory consulting. Our work in emerging market countries has established our reputation for applying leading edge techniques in risk based supervision, corporate governance and reliance oriented approaches, in ways that are especially adapted to the emerging market context where resources are more limited than in developed countries.