Richard re-joined Vartan Ravenscroft (formerly Vartan & Son) in 2014 in a dual role as an investment manager with separate responsibility for investment research. Richard has been in the stockbroking and investment management industry for over twenty years. He originally started his career with Vartan & Son back in 1999 before working for a Leicester based firm of private client stockbrokers. Richard subsequently qualified as an investment manager with James Brearley & Sons, latterly managing their Kendal office. He is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.