Richard C. Wilson provides institutional best-of-breed fund manager ideas to family offices. Richard wrote the most popular book on hedge funds, which has been read by more than 100,000 people. He runs several associations including the 40,000-member Family Offices Group and a pair of alternative investment associations, the Hedge Fund Group and Private Equity Investment Group with over 200,000 members in total. He is a leading global speaker on family offices and has spoken at and chaired more than 50 industry conferences and summits in Zurich, Monaco, Singapore, New York, Liechtenstein, Brussels, Sao Paulo, Tokyo, and the Cayman Islands. In 2011 alone Richard traveled more than 160,000 miles and these travels have led to sharing stages with prime ministers, dinner with a prince, and a wedding ceremony for a royal family in Europe.

Richard has worked with and interviewed many of the top family offices and ultra-wealthy families in the world. He continues to serve them through providing family offices with Family Office Monthly Newsletter, a concise monthly newsletter for the UHNW individuals and family offices; the Qualified Family Office Professional (QFOP) program, which is one of the industry’s first training and certificate programs dedicated exclusively to training family office employees, executives, and business partners; and RichardWilson Capital Partners, which helps family offices increase their access to best-of-breed investment fund managers. Several ultra-wealthy families worth $20 million to $1 billion plus each have engaged Richard for assistance in selecting a family office, setting up their own family office, or in the selection of a fund manager platform.

Richard has been on numerous radios shows in the United States, Europe, and Canada, has been named one of America’s Premier Experts, and recently has appeared on the Brian Tracy TV Show,which is shown on ABC, NBC, and Fox affiliate channels around the United States. Richard has written several books, including a bestselling book in 2011 on hedge funds called The Hedge Fund Book: A Training Manual for Capital Raising Executives and Professionals. It has sold several thousand copies in hardcover format and has been rated the number one investing book on the Kindle platform. Richard’s educational background includes earning a bachelor’s in Business from Oregon State University and an MBA from the University of Portland. He has also completed master’s-level coursework on the Psychology of Influence, studying under Dr. Wolman and the research of Dr. Cialdini.

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