J. Greene, CFA
Managing Partner, Portfolio Manager
Richard began his investment career in New York in 1983 as a stock generalist
at Nikko Securities International following mainly large-cap stocks. After
one year with the firm, he was the youngest member ever appointed to the
Nikko Securities International Stock Selection Committee. Over the following
years he developed specialties in the energy, transportation and utility
industries and was promoted to Assistant Portfolio Manager and later,
Chief International Investment Strategist, working in both New York and
Tokyo. In these roles he employed fundamental, technical and quantitative
analysis to identify attractive
markets, sectors and stocks.
Between 1992 and 1993, Richard served as the Chief Financial Officer of
the Klinz Group, an investment banking boutique, concentrating on investments
in the former Soviet Union. He was involved in structuring financial arrangements,
utilizing joint ventures, joint stock companies, direct trade, counter-trade,
arrangements and licensing agreements across a broad spectrum of industries.
These industries included mining, communications, metals, chemicals, hotels,
energy, oil and gas.
From 1993 to 1995, Richard was Senior vice-President for Unifund based
in Geneva and was Group Director of Mexico for Unifund S.A. in Mexico
City. This multi-billion dollar private investment company specialized
in portfolio management and direct investment in developed and emerging
At Unifund, he was the portfolio manager of a $700 million equity and
derivatives portfolio and led a staff of twelve engaged in real-estate
ventures, pre-IPO investments, and company re-capitalizations. His equity
mutual fund was a top performer in 1994. That same year, he was appointed
to the Board of Bancomer, the largest retail bank in Mexico.
From 1996 to 1998 Richard was a partner, portfolio manager as well as
head trader at Bulldog Capital Management L.P., an investment advisor
specializing in fundamental “bottom-up” research in small-to
mid-capitalization stocks and short selling from 1996-1998. Upon joining
Bulldog, Richard assumed responsibility for hard asset investments, research,
and portfolio hedging. In addition, he devised option strategies to immunize
portfolios against sharp market declines.
1999 Richard founded Thunder Capital Management, an investment management
company where he is the Chairman and Investment Manager. The firm currently
emphasizes hard asset investments as well as short-selling.
Richard graduated from St. Leo College, received his MBA in Finance, Management
and International Business from the University of South Florida and is
a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).