Richard P. Silva Jr.
Senior Managing Director / Partner
28 years of experience. Rick spent 13 years at Wells Fargo Securities (2005-2018) where he held several senior-level positions including, Global Co-Head of Equities and Investment Solutions. In this role, Rick was responsible for overseeing the firm’s Cash Equity and Equity Derivatives sales and trading businesses as well as the firm’s multi-asset class structured notes platform. While at Wells, Rick also served as President of Wells Fargo Portfolio Risk Advisors, an SEC-registered investment advisor specializing in the design and implementation of equity-derivative overlay strategies for institutional investors. Prior to Wells Fargo, Rick was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley in the firm’s Equity Structured Products Business. Rick also worked as an index-derivatives trader for Merrill Lynch. Rick began his career in Corporate Finance at Dean Witter Reynolds. Rick graduated from Washington & Lee University in Lexington, VA with a B.A. in Economics and holds a CFA designation.