Royds brings to Montfort 30 years of experience in the UK and European asset management industry, primarily at BlackRock.
He has held senior roles including head of UK retail funds, head of marketing and head of EMEA strategic clients, in which he managed some of BlackRock's biggest banking, wealth management and insurance clients.
“Richard is a high-energy, high-impact and highly strategic individual who has impeccable relationships in the highest echelons of this business,” Montfort founding partner Nick Miles said.
“His experience, gained at the world’s most successful asset manager, is one of a kind. We have built a very successful team that will leverage his experience to provide clients with more game-changing advice and execution.”
Montfort founding partner, and head of the firm’s financial services practice, Gay Collins added that Royds brings “a deep knowledge of the key thematic, technological and systemic developments across the spectrum of the investment industry”.
Royds said: “I have known the Montfort principals for a very long time and have great respect for their business. I’m very excited about helping their clients.”