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Daphne L. Richards

Independent Board Member

Daphne Richards is an Independent Member of Cartica’s Board of Directors and was named to the Board on August 31, 2015.  

Ms. Richards is currently President and Chief Investment Officer of Ledge Harbor Management, a single-family office based in West Palm Beach, having joined at its inception in September 2016.  She is also an Independent Director of Cohen and Steers Mutual Funds as of September 2017.  Previously Ms. Richards was a Managing Director at Bessemer Trust Company, New York from 1999 to 2014, where she was co-head of Bessemer’s Alternative Investment Group and head of its Hedge Fund investment practice.  Ms. Richards was a member of Bessemer’s Investment Policy and Strategy Committee and was a member of, or chaired, all of Bessemer’s alternative investment fund Investment Committees. Prior to Bessemer, Daphne held senior investment roles at Frank Russell Company, Union Bank of Switzerland, and Credit Suisse. 

Ms. Richards is a member of the Investment Committee of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation and a member of the Advisory Board of the Northeast Dutchess Fund.  She is a member and former Board member of “100 Women in Finance” and chaired the organization’s Advisory Council.  Ms. Richards is an Ambassador of the Florida Veterans Foundation, a state-chartered organization.  Ms. Richards received a BA from Georgetown University.