Richard Samuelson spent the bulk of his career in investment banking, virtually all of it located in Asia. As an investment banker he specialized in equity and equity derivatives at both UBS and BNP Paribas. Mr Samuelson began his career as an analyst and in his final position he served as global head of equity and equity derivatives for both Asia and Japan at BNP Paribas.
Since settling in Gig Harbor, Washington in 2008, he has focused on angel investing, primarily through the Keiretsu forum. This angel investor organization boasts more than 300 members in the Seattle office but continues to open offices both around the world and across North America. He also remains active in the CFA Society of Seattle, helping to find speakers for their many events.
Mr. Samuelson holds a BA from Yale, an MA from the Fletcher School at Tufts and an MBA in finance from Wharton. His professional accreditations include: the CFA, FRM and CAIA designations.