Richard Robinson

Richard Robinson
Richard Robinson

Richard Robinson is a seasoned Chief Strategist at Bloomberg LP, based in New York, New York, United States. With over 25 years of experience in the financial industry, Richard holds a unique perspective cultivated through his diverse roles in operations and technology across global custodial banks, international brokers, investment managers, and core industry utilities.

His expertise spans various areas within the industry, allowing him to understand the intricacies of different functions and how they interconnect.

Firmly believing that data lies at the heart of the financial sector, Richard emphasizes the importance of maintaining crucial connections throughout the lifecycle of products and services.

He advocates for the integration of data across internal departments, external entities such as counterparties and regulators, and different geographic regions. Richard views data management not just as a technological or business challenge but as a fundamental aspect that permeates every aspect of an organization.

Currently serving as the Chief Strategist for Open Data and Standards, Richard is exploring the confluence of applied linguistics, data, and various language groups within the financial services industry.

He champions the idea of developing open solutions that enable all firms to concentrate on their core competencies. Richard advocates for the creation of standards that are purpose-driven, freely accessible, and complementary rather than competitive.

Richard’s expertise includes data management, data quality, straight-through processing (STP), business analysis, operations management, technology solutions, strategy development, risk management, and standards development.

His proficiency in trade lifecycle, problem-solving, reference data, client solutions, and various financial instruments such as equity, fixed income, FX, and derivatives underscores his broad skill set.

A published author, Richard occasionally shares his thoughts and opinions on topics related to the financial industry and applied linguistics. His deep understanding of the industry, coupled with his practical experience and commitment to open data solutions, positions him as a thought leader driving innovation and efficiency within the financial services sector.

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