Richard joined Progeny in January 2021, following more than 20 years in investment management, primarily with Legg Mason. He is excited to be joining Progeny and building a new career in wealth management. He started his career in 1997 with Mercury Asset Management which was subsequently acquired by Merrill Lynch.
He was made a Managing Director at Legg Mason in 2010 and covered equity strategies as well as macro strategy for a diverse global client base. He was also responsible for leading a diverse team of investment specialists.
Richard has an expertise in sustainability having worked closely with firms that integrate sustainability factors and balance profit with purpose. He believes that the linkages between sustainability, the economy and the financial markets are stronger than ever following the health crisis.
Outside of work, Richard likes to spend a lot of time with his three teenage children. He is also interested in politics and investing in companies that have a positive social impact and can help the transition to a more sustainable economic growth model.