Bruce Richards is Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Marathon Asset Management. Richards is responsible for general oversight of the $12.7 billion the firm manages on behalf of its institutional investors. He also leads the firm’s Executive Committee and is a member of its Investment Committee. Richards’ day-to-day presence is critical in maximizing Marathon’s synergies and leveraging the intellectual capital throughout Marathon.
Richards co-founded Marathon with Louis Hanover in January 1998. The firm focuses on investing in the global credit markets, including corporate debt, bank debt and bonds, special situations and distressed debt, the structured debt markets (RMBS, CMBS, ABS, CLOs, Aircraft Finance and Asset-based Lending), and Emerging Market Debt. Marathon employs 150 professionals and maintains its headquarters in New York, with investment offices in London and Singapore.
Prior to founding Marathon, Richards worked on Wall Street for 15 years, including 10 years as a Managing Director in the fixed income divisions of Smith Barney and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette where he was head of a trading desk responsible for principal investments and market making.
In March 2014, Richards was the recipient of Help for Children | Hedge Fund Cares’ Award for Caring for his strong commitment to philanthropy. He has also been honored by the UJA Federation of New York and HELP USA, and was the recipient of the Boomer Esiason Foundation’s Most Valuable Player Award and the R Baby Foundation’s Philanthropic Leadership Award. Richards serves on the boards of The University System of Maryland (USM) Foundation.
Richards received his B.A. in Economics, summa cum laude, from Tulane University (1982) and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.