Early Life and Education
Laurent was born in Israel
in 1984 and grew up in New York, USA. When he was 17, he moved back to his birth country and soon started his military service. Between 2002 and 2006 Oren Shabat Laurent trained as part of the Israeli Defense Forces Paratroopers Brigade, and achieved the rank of staff sergeant. After receiving an honorable discharge from the army, he returned to the United States where he studied Economics at New York University.
A Career in Trading
After his studies Oren proceeded to start his professional career
by working for several industry leaders on Wall Street, as a retail broker in the stocks and structures sector. In the last part of 2009, when the global economic recession struck, Laurent once again returned to Israel, where he set off on an entrepreneurial venture. He founded an online trading company, the largest digital options exchange in the world. Since then Laurent has been regularly called upon to share his deep knowledge of online options trading, and has become known as an industry expert. He is also considered a specialist in the legislation and the statutory regulations surrounding the industry. Oren Shabat Laurent
is firm in his resolve that a higher level of transparency and tougher regulations ought to be enforced to safeguard digital options companies and traders.
Diversifying Business Interests
Not limited to digital trading, Laurent also has a keen interest in investment options in other industries, and pays particular attention to innovative startups and real estate investments. He owns Domus Market Place and Domus Underwriting. Domus Market Place is a real estate firm with special focus on developing environmentally friendly property in suburbs around the center of Israel. The underwriting firm deals with financing a variety of large real estate initiatives across the country. Laurent also has shares in a hotel in historical Tiberias called the Arazim Tveria, which has a stunning view of Lake Kinneret.