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, Richard 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 #1 ranking from institutional investors in 2010 — which it has consistently maintained since then. Richard was ranked as the #1 Telecom Services analyst in Canada between 2000 and 2005. He is a CPA, CA and holds MBA and HBA degrees from the Richard Ivey School of Business. Richard is a Chartered Financial Analyst and currently serves on the Board of Directors of CFA Society Toronto.