Richard, CEO and Founder, is an accomplished business leader and consultant with a talent for bridging the gap between business and analytics. He combines a strong background in capital markets and technology with deep commercial experience and a creative attitude.
Richard has over 24 years experience in finance and consulting with top tier banks, asset managers and fintechs. As the COO of Research at Nomura he initiated the Quant Investment Strategies Transformation programme, which was critical to unlocking growth for a key business line.
Richard holds an MBA (High Honors) from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BSc (Joint Hons.) in Pure Mathematics and Computation from the University of Manchester, England.
Ben Watson, Australia CEO, has also been the APAC regional head of Quantitative Analyics for the Royal Bank of Scottland (RBS).
Ben has over 20 years experience as a Quantitative Analyst with RBS, ABN Amro, Citigroup, Salomon Smith Barney and Natwest Markets. Ben has also worked as an analyst with Gas and Grain trading companies.
Ben has a MSc. In Decision Sciences (with Distinction) from the University of Westminster London in the UK and a B Com in Accountancy and Finance from the University of Tasmania.