Sudharshan Sathiyamoorthy

Ph.D., MBA

Vice President


Phone: 416.642.0826
Address: 181 Bay St., Suite 3320 - Bay Wellington Tower
Toronto, ON M5J 2T3


Richter Family Office

Sudharshan Sathiyamoorthy brings a strong academic background and a wealth of practical due diligence experience to Richter Family Office.  With over 20 years of experience, including over a decade as a fund allocator with some of Canada’s most respected institutions, Sudharshan seeks differentiated investment opportunities for RFO’s clients.

Sudharshan joined RFO in 2018.  After studying meteorology at MIT, and then doing a Ph.D. in Physics at the University of Toronto, he began his career in academia doing research in oceanography at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.  Sudharshan then elected to make a career change, and went back to school to do his MBA.  He then did an investment banking rotation at RBC Capital Markets, before joining DGAM, a prominent fund of hedge funds, based out of Toronto.  From there, he moved to Canada’s largest pension fund, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.  To satisfy an entrepreneurial itch, he then joined a start-up asset management firm, Alignvest Investment Management, where he built out their external manager program.  Across his last three firms, Sudharshan has had increasing levels of senior roles, leading the search, approval, and monitoring process for alternative investment managers.

Sudharshan has experience evaluating and allocating to a range of strategies, including activism, macro strategies, multi-strategy funds, reinsurance, trade finance, commodity strategies, and even Australian water rights!  At RFO, Sudharshan heads up the external manager due diligence effort, and is also the Chair of the Investment Committee.  His non-traditional background, academic experience, and institutional work experience brings rigor and structure to RFO’s manager research function, and will aid in subjecting managers to a high level of scrutiny and due diligence before such opportunities are presented to our clients.

Fields of expertise

  • Manager due diligence
  • Traditional and alternative investment strategies
  • Negotiating terms and access to investment opportunities

Academic Background

  • MBA (Dean’s Honour List), University of Western Ontario, 2006

  • Ph.D., Atmospheric Physics, University of Toronto, 2003

  • Graduate Courses in Meteorology, MIT, 1995

  • B.Sc., Math and Physics (High Distinction), University of Toronto, 1993