Rick Petty is Chief Investment Officer and responsible for the investment oversight of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. Prior to his involvement with the Niarchos Foundation, Mr. Petty was employed in the asset management division of Deutsche Bank, where he assisted institutional clients with investment strategy and product development. Mr. Petty was engaged with Bankers Trust from 1989 until the merger with Deutsche Bank in 1998. During his period of employment with Bankers Trust, Mr. Petty served in a number of capacities, including establishing the named fiduciary business and as head of the investment consulting business. Mr. Petty also contributed to the development of the risk measurement product offered to external clients based upon the BT’s proprietary Value-At-Risk methodology. Before joining Bankers Trust, Mr. Petty was employed by Chase Manhattan Bank, where he served as an investment consultant and trust officer for large institutional clients. He gained a BA in Economics from Western Washington University.