Richard is a Director and the Head Trader for the Public Equities group at AIMCo (Alberta Investment Management Corporation). Responsible for all equity related trading activities within the group and for the total fund, Richard joined AIMCo in September 2009 from a large pension fund in Ontario where he was a Senior Portfolio Manager within their Derivatives and Fixed Income group.
At AIMCo, Richard has led or served as the asset class lead for many initiatives including OTC derivatives (ISDA), collateral/margin requirements, and regulatory developments in global markets. In addition to the trading desk, he has grown AIMCo’s prime brokerage platform, futures infrastructure, and securities lending capabilities. He has run several return seeking portfolios, chairs a committee on volatility strategies, and is frequently involved in devising ways to effectively express investment strategies using both linear and curvature products.
Richard has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Aerospace) from the University of Toronto, a Master of Business Administration from Queen's University, and is a CFA charter holder. He has over 20 years of front office industry experience from both sides of the street and is currently serving a life sentence (with no chance of parole) under the benevolent rule of his wife Tracey and three boys Lucas, Mason, and Rowan.