Richard was most recently the chief operating officer of RBC Capital Markets, with global responsibility for all operational and administrative matters of the firm. Previously, he was co-head of Global Research at RBC Capital Markets, with responsibility for equity, fixed income and currencies, and credit research in Canada, Europe and Australia. He led RBC Capital Markets’ Canadian Equity Research team to a number one ranking from institutional investors in 2010 — which it has consistently maintained since then. Richard was ranked as the number one telecom services analyst in Canada between 2000 and 2005. He is a CPA, CA and holds MBA and HBA degrees from the Ivey School of Business. Richard is a Chartered Financial Analyst and serves on the Board of Directors of CFA Society Toronto and the Investment Committee of St. Clement’s School. He is a member of the Major Individual Gift Giving Cabinet for the United Way of Toronto and York region.