Bruce Richards is Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of Marathon Asset Management and is responsible for general oversight of Marathon manages on behalf of its institutional investors. Mr. Richards leads Marathon’s Executive Committee, representing senior leadership at Marathon, where the firm’s strategic direction is established. Mr. Richards sits on Marathon’s Investment Committee, which convenes weekly to evaluate select investments and establishes guidelines for asset allocation. Prior to founding Marathon in 1998, Mr. 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. Mr. Richards has demonstrated a strong commitment to philanthropy and was the recipient of Help for Children | Hedge Fund Cares’ Award for Caring in 2014 and the CFA Society’s Humanitarian Award in 2017. He has also been honoured 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. Mr. Richards served on the Investment Committee of The University of Maryland for the past 10 years. Mr. Richards is married with two children and resides in Manhattan. He received his B.A. in Economics, summa cum laude, from Tulane University and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.