Richard joined Lazard in December 2020. He has 30 years of experience in providing independent advice to companies on all aspects of their communications with institutional equity investors.
Richard has worked with UK-listed companies across a wide range of stock market sectors and market capitalisations providing advice from the perspective of institutional investors on matters such as acquisitions, disposals, demergers, IPOs, new capital raisings, returns of funds, corporate governance and financial disclosures. He works closely with clients in areas such as messaging to institutional investors, the preparation of equity market releases and company presentations, and the construction of appropriate investor relations functions and programs.
Prior to joining Makinson Cowell in 1991, Richard worked as an analyst at Hoare Govett, originally on the USM and then covering the housebuilding and construction industry. Before that, he worked with Coopers & Lybrand in Kitchener, Ontario and London, England.
Richard graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario with a Honours Business Administration degree and is a Canadian Chartered Accountant.
Our offices in the United Kingdom
Lazard has been a leading player in the United Kingdom's financial centre since the firm opened its first London office in 1877. Today, the U.K. remains one of the largest operations in Lazard’s global network.
Based in the heart of one of the world’s most international and connected financial hubs, with unrivalled access to global markets, Lazard U.K. advises clients on strategic matters including mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, debt and capital structure and capital raising.
Lazard's client relationships are built on trust and discretion, drawing on 175 years of experience working with leading businesses globally.