Richard Olson is a managing director in our London office, and the leader of Duff & Phelps’ European Secondary Market Advisory practice. Richard focuses on inter-mediating secondary transactions in the alternative investment space.

Richard specializes in the transfer of illiquid limited partnership interests in the secondary market for private equity funds, hedge funds, and real estate funds. He has more than 15 years of international private equity investment experience working with general partners and limited partners. During that time, he has executed complex deals representing over $2 billion of NAV, ranging from single LP interests for high net worth individuals to complex portfolio sales for institutional investors, as well as direct credit and equity investments of over $1.3 billion.

Prior to joining Duff & Phelps, Richard was a Managing Director at Origami Capital Partners where he was the Head of Research and the Head of European Origination. Previously, he also worked for a European subsidiary of Anschutz Investments, where he was Investment Director and head of UK and Benelux origination.

Richard received his BS and MS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and is an FCA approved person.

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