Richard Dyke Benjamin joined Axiom in 2009 having served as a Director of Lazard Asset Management, where he was an Investment Consultant and Securities Analyst for more than thirty years. Mr. Benjamin is also a Project Consultant for AKA Strategy, a strategic advisor to nonprofit organizations worldwide. In addition, he serves as an Advisor and Board Member for a variety of philanthropic and religious organizations. Mr. Benjamin is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts and the NYC based Analysts Club. He has spoken and written on investment and financial advisory topics as well as about John Ruskin, a nineteenth century art critic and social reformer, whose books and letters he collects. He holds a BA from Harvard College and a MBA from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.