Richard is Chief Operating Officer at Optimus Capital
Richard has over thirty years of experience in trading and funds management covering front office, sales, product and operational roles. Richard started his career as a commodity trader with Mitsubishi Corporation after which he spent several years with a pioneering currency risk management boutique. He joined the fixed income business of Bankers Trust in 1995 focusing on customised fixed income portfolios for liability-driven investors.
In 1999 he established the alternative investment business at Rothschild Australia covering hedge funds, commodity investing and a CP conduit. He was a managing Director at FRM before moving to Switzerland to be the COO of Commodity Strategies AG. Richard has an MBA from the Melbourne Business School, a Bachelor of Business in Banking and Finance from CIT and a BA in Oriental Studies from Melbourne University. He taught undergraduate finance at CIT and was involved in various education task forces with FINSIA. He is married with three children.