Richard de Villiers is a director, private wealth advisor for SVB Private in New York. In his role, he is responsible for providing holistic services to clients in the innovation economy. Richard enjoys solving complex financial needs for innovators and the individuals who invest in them. He is excited by the ability to create wealth for those individuals who change the world, as well as guiding clients to investment opportunities that align with their goals and objectives.
With more than 12 years of experience in private banking, Richard has worked with business owners and financial institutions to align their personal wealth objectives with the goals of the companies they represent. He has also sought out specialized investment opportunities that align with the long-term goals of families and family offices in the innovation economy that utilize US investment holdings across asset classes. Additionally, Richard has partnered with emerging managers investing in the next wave of industry disruptors and innovators.
Before joining SVB Private, he was an international financial advisor with UBS and a vice president, ultra-high net worth private banker for JPMorgan Chase & Co. Earlier in Richard’s career, he was a manager, private credit advisor for Standard Bank Group and a private banker for Rand Merchant Bank, both located in the Greater Johannesburg area of South Africa. Before becoming a private banker, he played professional soccer for various teams in England and South Africa.
Richard holds a postgraduate diploma in financial planning, financial advisory from the University of the Free State in South Africa and earned a bachelor’s degree with honors in accounting and finance, investments and securities from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Outside of the office, Richard enjoys playing golf and he is a member of the New York Athletic Club soccer team. He lives with his wife and their daughter in New York.
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