Hailing from the United Kingdom, Richard Hillson is a graduate of the University of Nottingham, where he studied law before beginning his career with Barclays Wealth. He has since worked with a variety of companies as an investor, banker, strategic advisor, and board member, in addition to founding several companies himself. Most recently, Richard co-founded Third Seven Capital, LLC and Third Seven Group, which owns the various Third Seven subsidiary companies.
Headquartered in New York City, Third Seven Capital is a boutique investment bank that serves both growth-oriented and middle-market companies. Richard and his fellow co-founder, Darrell Habben Jr., have successfully grown the company since its launch in 2013, and it is now equipped to handle a variety of corporate financing needs, including institutional and family office fund raising mandates, strategic acquisitions, and financing growth initiatives. In fact, Third Seven Capital’s core practice consists of private placements, merger and acquisitions (M&A) advisory, and capital introduction.
As Third Seven grew, their off-market offerings in the alternative investment space expanded and attracted the interest of advisor groups, wanting access for their clients. This struck a chord with Richard, who has focused his attention for 2020 on working to eliminate the stigma and misunderstandings surrounding alternative investments. He works predominately as a consultant and advisor to wealth management firms, offering outsourced alpha, often by improving their alternative investment offerings. Richard has also been regularly writing discussion pieces on LinkedIn and presenting seminars and webinars about why alternatives are often misunderstood and neglected and how advisors can get access to the best of breed opportunities.
According to Richard, the educational element relating to alternative investments is key. “In a few of my pieces, I recently discussed how alternative investments are easier to access now; they’re no longer just for the super wealthy. This is why it is crucial for advisors to take the time to educate themselves and their clients,” says Richard. “The 3 key drivers for success in this segment are education, bandwidth, and access.”
Essentially, Richard’s mission is to help facilitate access to alternatives for investors and advisors through partnerships and education. His latest presentations and discussion pieces are available on LinkedIn for anyone who would like to further the discussion or for those who are interested in learning more about the alternative investment space. Please feel free to reach out to Richard via LinkedIn or via any option listed in his contact information.
Co-Founder and CEO
Third Seven Capital, LLC
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