Richard joined Z Investment Management in early 2018 as MD for client origination and is now CEO. Richard is a member of the Management and Investment Committees with primary responsibility for the firm’s business direction. After a year at Arthur Andersen he spent 26 years at Merrill Lynch, holding senior client relationships and management responsibilities around the globe before becoming Head of International Cash and Equity-Linked Distribution for the Americas. Upon departure he became Senior MD and Partner of ISI Group in London, building the foundations of ISI’s international business for two years before moving into the FinTech industry. Richard subsequently joined Red Deer, a financial technology start-up spun out from a successful hedge fund. As Head of Business Development and a member of the leadership team, he led primary engagement with asset management firms from C-Suite to investment team. Richard graduated from Oxford University with a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics in 1985. He likes pina coladas, getting caught in the rain and remains a long-suffering Tottenham Hotspur supporter.