Richard Leon has intimate knowledge of family offices. He combines his understanding of the investment universe with his family advisory experience to assist his clients in developing a custom investment plan to suit their needs.
With over 20 years of experience in investments and wealth management, Richard has worked in hedge funds, traditional asset management firms, and a private family office. Richard began his career at Schroders plc in London, England as an equity analyst and subsequently a portfolio manager on the international equities team. With a diverse book of clients ranging from institutions, charities, high net worth families to retail funds, Richard tailored his clients’ portfolios to their unique mandates and circumstances while focusing on delivering strong performance. In 2000 he relocated to New York to further improve the team’s client service abilities.
In 2002, he moved into alternative investments and founded an equity long/short hedge fund backed by Paloma Partners before joining Millennium Management – a prominent New York-based hedge fund – as a portfolio manager. Richard managed a large-cap international equity portfolio with a strong emphasis on fundamental analysis and portfolio risk management. In 2007 he moved to Montreal and established a proprietary investment company in collaboration with a single-family office.
Leveraging his vast experience in both traditional and alternative investment universes, Richard joined Richter Family Office in 2017. As a Client Relationship Associate, Richard uses his breadth of experience to help families achieve their goals, protect their assets and secure their legacy.
Fields of expertise
- Asset allocation
- Alternative investments
- Portfolio construction
- Implementation and ongoing oversight of investment portfolio
Professional and community involvement
- Westmount Dolphins - Board Member, Since 2016
- Cote St Luc Aquatics Swim Club - Club Representative and Officials’ Coordinator, Since 2015
- Chartered Investment Manager (CIM), 2018
- Chartered Management Accountant (CGMA), 2003
- MA (honours), summa cum laude, History, Edinburgh University, 1995
- Erasmus Scholar, Universidad de Salamanca, 1993