Mr Ryan has directorship expertise across offshore funds, onshore management companies and European UCITs. He has worked in the alternatives industry since 1994. He was a founding employee of Financial Risk Management, helping establish a firm which eventually became a $16 billion alternative investment business. He subsequently managed portfolios with Liberty Ermitage and ABN AMRO, where he was a Director and Head of Research. After several years as an independent consultant, Mr Ryan launched HedgeDirector to address the need for improved governance standards within the hedge fund industry. He holds a BSc (Financial Studies) Business degree from City University and divides his time between Ireland and Italy. He is regulated as a Cayman director by CIMA and in Luxembourg by CSSF.