Richard Royds

Senior Adviser

Richard Royds is a senior adviser to Montfort. He offers a deep knowledge of the key thematic, technological, and systemic developments across the spectrum of the investment industry.

At BlackRock*, where he was for 25 years, Royds held roles including Head of UK Retail Funds, Head of UK Marketing and Head of EMEA Strategic Clients.

Since leaving BlackRock, he has chaired the leading events and marketing agency MiP (until 2020) and worked on strategic consultancy assignments for asset managers and wealth managers. He is also Chair of Fundraising for the Royal Horticultural Society’s £34m Wisley Appeal.

*‘BlackRock’ includes working at Mercury Asset Management (1992-1997), Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (1997-2006) and BlackRock (2006-17).