Richard BanksManaging Director at RMBanks & Co
Richard specialises in Middle East business development for financial institutions and corporates. He is a partner at Soling Partners LLC, a boutique advisory firm. Richard focuses on advising clients on their Middle East business development and capital raising strategies. He currently advises a group of blue-chip global asset managers with more than US$ 400bn of assets under management
He is also a Non-Executive Director of Lincoln College International – a UK company with substantial investments in the GCC education sector - and a Board Adviser to 90 North Real Estate Investment Partners.
After graduating from Oxford University with a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, Richard worked with a number of companies before joining Euromoney Institutional Investor in 1995. He specialised in the Middle East from 2002 when he established a joint venture with Euromoney to develop their regional business. Richard stepped back from leading the joint venture in early 2016 and he remains an editorial consultant to Euromoney on the Middle East.