Richard I. Chambers, managing director, is the Chief Marketing Officer for Global Asset Management. An employee since 1999, Richard is a member of the Asset Management Operating Committee and the Asset Management Client Operating Committee. Previously, Richard was head of UK and European Marketing, until 2004 when he relocated to New York to become head of marketing for US Funds Management. Richard was a member of the US Funds Management Operating Committee between 2004 and 2012 as the business rapidly expanded to become a leader in the US Mutual Fund industry. Richard is an experienced spokesperson on branding, digital marketing and product strategy and is regularly featured in the press. Prior to joining the firm, Richard spent seven years at American Express in Europe, where he worked in various sales and relationship management roles across the firm, before becoming head of National Accounts for the restaurant industry. His last role at American Express was as the head of marketing and new product development for the International Dollar Card. Richard was named the Mutual Fund Industry's "Marketer of the Year" in 2008 by Institutional Investor's Fund Action Publication.