Leads Industry Initiatives and Strategy in the Open Symbology group at Bloomberg LP
Richard C Robinson is a senior business executive with over 25 years of experience in the financial industry, with a rare perspective that spans working in operations and technology positions at global custodial banks, international brokers, investment managers as well as core industry utilities.
Starting in the Global Custody Operations of Bankers Trust Company in the early 1990’s, Rich has worked throughout the front, mid and back offices at NSCC, Merrin Financial, The Bank of New York, Deutsche Bank Securities AG, and Omgeo. Post-crisis, he worked in consulting capacities at Barclays to help bring on board the former Lehman Equity desk, and at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, leading the EMC engagement that defined the distribution, order flow, trade reporting, compliance, and related functions needed to bring together the two retail brokerage firms. Immediately prior to joining Bloomberg, he was a Partner in Wipro's Capital Markets team.
Since the late 1990’s, Rich has been heavily involved in the industry as a published author, speaker, co-chair, and active participant of key working groups related to international data and messaging standards. He Chaired the Vocabulary Committee for MDDL, Co-founded the Unique Instrument Identification working group in 2001, Co-Chaired the Custodian Forum and Reference Data Working Groups at ISITC, was a key member of the Best Practice group defining 15022 usage, and belonged to ISO WG10 , WG11 and WG8. He has been a participant in various ISDA working groups focused on standards and symbology in the derivatives space and has been involved with the EDMCouncil and working groups defining the DCAM model. He has published white papers and articles covering data, operations, technology and regulatory issues in leading industry journals and news outlets.
Richard currently leads Industry Initiatives and Strategy in the Open Symbology group at Bloomberg LLP. He holds an MBA in Organizational Behavior and Information Technology from NYU’s Stern School of Business as well as a B.S. in Industrial Management from Carnegie Mellon University.