Rick is a Director and Portfolio Manager in the EMD team. He joined Columbia Threadneedle through the acquisition of BMO GAM (EMEA) in 2021, having previously been with BMO since 2010. He began his tenure as a Fixed Income Dealer specialising in Emerging Debt and USD Investment Grade and High Yield. He moved to the EMD team in 2019 as a Portfolio Manager/Analyst managing risk in Central America and the Caribbean, Mexico, Panama and GCC IG regions. Prior to joining the group, Richard spent a year at Market Axess starting an outsourced execution business servicing ETF market makers executing Fixed Income Bonds underlying ETF’s. Prior to that Richard spent six years at AIG Investments in New York and London where his responsibilities included US Treasury, US Agency, Euro and Sterling credit as well as Emerging Markets. Richard has a BA in Religion from Colgate University and has passed Series 7 and 63 in the US.