Full Name
Richard Lightburn
Job Title
Principal | Chief Executive Officer
MKP Capital Management L.L.C.
Speaker Bio
Mr. Lightburn serves as Chief Executive Officer of MKP, bringing more than 25 years of experience in financial markets to the role. He is a Principal of the firm and is a member of the Investment Committee, which provides advice and assistance to the Chief Investment Officer in overseeing the firm’s investment process. Prior to being named CEO, Mr. Lightburn led all of MKP’s global rates and Agency MBS trading strategies at the firm. Before he joined MKP in 2008, Mr. Lightburn worked for three years as a Managing Director at HSBC Securities, where he managed the prime mortgage trading business. Prior to HSBC, Mr. Lightburn worked for 15 years at Goldman Sachs. When he left the firm in 2004, Mr. Lightburn was a Managing Director and Co-Head of the Mortgage Liquid Products trading group.

Mr. Lightburn serves on the Board of Trustees for the Standards Board for Alternative Investments. He received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Richard Lightburn