Bill Richards is a Managing Director, Senior Client Relationship Manager – Hedge Fund in the UBS New York Office. Bill has over 28 years experience in hedge funds and has been with UBS since 1995. Bill manages the global relationships for UBS with some of the world’s largest hedge funds. He met Julian H. Robertson, Jr. of Tiger Fund in 1983 and continues to cover Julian for UBS. He is well known throughout the Tiger Cub world and manages UBS relationships with over 105 Tiger Cubs which collectively run 125 billion dollars, one of the largest concentrations of overall hedge fund money in the world.
Bill also manages UBS relationships with Eton Park, Och Ziff, Highbridge and York. Bill favors long/short equity hedge funds which are based on the model first introduced by Alfred Winslow Jones in New York in 1949. The UBS speaker series given each summer to UBS interns titled “The Best and The Brightest” where Bill speaks at, opens with Julian H. Robertson, Jr. and in the following weeks has 15 legendary manager speakers. He has lectured at various universities on hedge funds as well as The United States Army War College. Bill thinks “we are still in the very early days of the hedge fund business and that it is one of the most important structural changes ever to hit the asset management industry.” Bill is an active supporter of 100 Women in Hedge Funds (www.100womeninhedgefunds.org).
His non profit affiliations include iMentor (www.imentor.org) and All Hallows’ School (www.allhallows.org). Bill has travelled to New Zealand, Australia, Brazil and Europe with UBS hedge fund clients. He served as a U.S. Army Infantry Lieutenant while in combat in Vietnam from 1969-1970 and learned Vietnamese, whiling serving as U.S. Army Infantry Advisor to the Vietnamese Military on the Cambodian border. Bill lives in Manhattan and at his farm in upstate New York, where he rides his horses. He collects art, rare books and wine.