Richard leads our UK Investment Management practice through what looks like being an exciting period of growth, business model change and increased regulatory scrutiny. His role is to ensure that our investment management clients, be they institutional, retail, real estate, wealth or alternative asset managers, receive the best possible advice from KPMG as they seek to adapt to the digital era, engage in M&A activity, respond to regulatory changes and cope with increasing complexity in governance and reporting demands. Richard has been with KPMG for over 27 years including 14 as a Partner during which time he has been an M&A adviser having trained as an auditor to financial services businesses with a particular focus on clients in the wealth management, long term savings and private equity sectors. Richard has been lead financial adviser on over 80 deals and for the previous four years was Head of KPMG UK's Corporate Finance business. He is a former member of the firm's European Transactions & Restructuring Executive and now sits on the UK firm's Financial Services Leadership Team. Richard's personal ambition over the next few years is to lead KPMG to being a powerful force in the UK Investment Management market and a clear choice for our clients seeking Audit, Tax and an increasingly diverse range of Advisory services.