Richard Leibovitch

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Richard Leibovitch
Born Richard Graham Leibovitch
October 31st, 1963 (1963-10-31) (age 50)
Montreal, Canada
Residence Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Citizenship  United States
Alma mater McGill University (BSc)
Cambridge University (MPhil)
Occupation Hedge fund manager
Religion Jewish
Spouse(s) Cindy Roseman
Children 3

Richard Graham Leibovitch (born October 31, 1963 in Montreal, Canada) is a Canadian-American finance expert who is currently the Senior Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of Gottex Fund Management,[1] a fund-of-fund based in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Early life[edit]

He was born on October 31, 1963 in Montreal, Canada to Diane Medina and Edward Leibovitch, and was educated in Montreal. Leibovitch has an Honors Bachelors Degree in Economics from McGill University and an M.Phil Degree in Economics from Cambridge University.

Career highlights and education[edit]

He joined Gottex in September 2003 as Senior Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer. From 1985 until 1998 he worked at JP Morgan, starting as a foreign exchange trader and an asset and liability manager for Morgan Bank of Canada. In 1991 he was made responsible for the U.S. dollar swap book, and subsequently became head of all U.S. interest rate derivatives trading, working closely with Peter Bennett and John-Paul Bailey. From 1993 until 1995 he was Head of Trading of Morgan’s mortgage-backed securities business, and from 1995 until 1997 was responsible for the structuring and marketing of derivative products. In 1997, he moved to focus on the equities business as the Co-Head of Morgan’s North American Equity Derivatives business; In 1998 he joined the Derivatives group in New York as the manager of the Canadian and Australian dollar swap books.

In 1999, Leibovitch joined Putnam Investments as Head of Derivatives.[2] In 2000, he was given the additional responsibility of Global Head Trading, where he oversaw the daily operations of both equity and fixed income trading. He was a member of Putnam’s Partners and Executive Committees.


  1. ^ "Gottex Fund Management names chief investment officer". Wealth Bulletin. 22 December 2008. Retrieved 23 May 2010. 
  2. ^ Healy, Beth. "Putnam hires J.P. Morgan exec to take helm of unit". Boston Herald.