Richard is a senior banker with 40 years of experience, most recently at Barclays from 2000 to 2016. Richard was Chairman of Financial Institutions Investment Banking at Barclays, and prior to that Co-Head of Global Finance EMEA from 2009 to 2014. In this role he was responsible for Debt and Equity Capital Markets, Loan Syndication and Leverage Finance across the EMEA region. From 2000 to 2009, Richard was Head of FIG (Financial Institutions Group) at Barclays Capital, responsible for Coverage, Balance Sheet Advisory and Securitisation. Prior to Barclays, Richard was an MD at Salomon Brothers in London from 1990 to 1999, where he was Co-Head of DCM and then Head of Financial Institutions EMEA. Richard has extensive experience of origination and execution in debt, equity and equity linked transactions, as well as advisory experience in financial services across a number of jurisdictions. Over the years, clients that he has transacted with or advised, include most UK, Irish, Scandinavian, and Spanish banks, as well as a number of major European insurance companies. In addition to his Advisor role at agora, he is also a Director of Stedman Denny Ltd, an FCA authorised corporate finance boutique, where he is currently involved in capital raising and advisory projects for clients in the UK and Africa.
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Fabianna Del Canto is the Head of Business Development for agora. Fabianna has nearly 20 years of experience in the international capital markets, acting as a fixed income syndicate manager for a variety of asset classes in both Europe and the U.S.