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Richard R. Davis, CFA

Managing Director of Investments
Rampart Investment Management Company, LLC


Richard Davis is managing director of investments at Rampart Investment Management Company, LLC, an investment management affiliate of Virtus Investment Partners since 2012.

Mr. Davis oversees the management of Rampart’s investment department where, among other responsibilities, he and the staff work on the development of new hedged equity strategies, independent of, and in conjunction with, other equity investment management firms. Mr. Davis also reinitiated Rampart’s institutional marketing effort with consultants, plan sponsors, and financial intermediaries.

Mr. Davis started his investment career at Goldman Sachs where he worked for eight years. He then transitioned to the investment management side of the business, initially as a partner and director of research at Standish, Ayer & Wood, where he worked with high net worth and institutional clients. At David L. Babson, Mr. Davis ran the Private Client Group where he designed and managed long-only equity and alternative strategies. At Trusco (SunTrust) he was a director of research and developed a product platform of tax-managed strategies for the $38 billion client base.

Mr. Davis is a graduate of Hamilton College and earned an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) charter holder and a member of the Boston Security Analyst Society. Mr. Davis began his career in the investment industry in 1982.