Our Team’s Mission

We are committed to delivering outstanding executive search & advisory services to the financial services industry in the US and Europe. We have a 32 year track record of supporting our client’s needs in an increasingly complex talent landscape.

Since 1990 our team has represented a host of major financial institutions, hedge funds, private equity firms, asset managers and private banks with the singular purpose of recruiting talent that provides our client’s business with a sustainable competitive advantage.

We combine the advantages of a boutique firm with a global track record and several decades of industry expertise. That industry knowledge combined with our commitment to delivering the best possible talent to our client on each search has been and remains the cornerstone of our success. Reach and experience all in one place.

Alternative Investments, Hedge Funds & P.E.

Since 1990, we have helped our clients navigate the complex staffing needs of the Alts universe. Alts pioneer O’Connor Associates was our first client in the space. We leveraged that experience to expand into working with clients across the full array of hedge fund strategies. Reach & experience is critical to attracting industry best talent. We have both.

Our PE clients have relied on our experience recruiting executives across the following industries: Manufacturing, Financial Services, Healthcare, Energy, Technology, Business Services & Consumer Products. Our experience in these industries includes both PE owned & publicly traded companies.

Banking, Wealth Managment, Asset Management

Banks, Private banks, Wealth & Asset Managers have turned to us for 3 decades to navigate the talent market to ensure they maintain a competitive advantage and deliver best in class performance to their clients.

Today, the banking, asset management, and wealth management industry faces greater challenges than ever before. Fee compression, technology for the self-directed investor and increasing regulatory oversight have created a competitive environment where only the best will succeed.

To be the best you have to find and hire the best. We have a 30-year track record of recruiting the absolute best talent in the industry for clients in commercial banking, private banking, investment banking, capital markets, wealth managers, and institutional asset managers.


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Chairman & CEO

Richard Risch is the Chairman and CEO of the Risch Group. He launched the firm in 1990 and has developed and managed the growth and strategy of the business for almost three decades. He has conducted hundreds of searches in the traditional asset management, alternative investments and private banking space for clients in the U.S., Europe and Latin America.

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He is a collaborative leader with a record of recruiting and developing winning teams that grow profitable and successful enterprises for the firm’s clients.  Dick has a broad business background including senior roles in finance and business development. He has worked with clients to increase both their top and bottom line revenue, and help position their organizations as leaders in their industry.

He has broad and deep industry experience in financial services honed over 30 years of working with US & European firms in the Alternative Investments, Private Banking and Investment Management markets.

Dick has worked closely with experts in the industries the firm serves to study and uncover the individual traits of candidates that drive business performance and has integrated that into the firm’s recruiting process; ensuring the client only hires high performance executives that will have a material impact on the success of the business.

The Risch Group is the third executive search firm he has built. Born in Milwaukee, he graduated from the University of Wisconsin and splits his time between his home town and Manhattan.

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