Timothy Ryan, Jr.

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Timothy Ryan
Occupation President and CEO
Employer Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association
Location New York
Website www.sifma.org

Timothy R. Ryan, Jr. is president and CEO of the Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (SIFMA). He replaced Marc Lackritz, who retired Dec. 31, 2007.

Ryan is also a director of the U.S. Japan Foundation, which has the goals of promoting stronger ties between the United States and Japan through greater mutual knowledge and understanding, increasing broad awareness of important policy issues and addressing common concerns in the Asia-Pacific region through the U.S.-Japan perspective.[1] He also has roles at the International Foundation for Election Systems, the Mortgage Roundtable and is a private-sector member of the Global Markets Advisory Committee for the National Intelligence Council.[2]


Ryan was previously vice chairman of Investment Banking for Financial Institutions and Governments at JP Morgan Chase & Co.

Prior to joining JPMorgan in 1993, Ryan was the drector of the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS), U.S. Department of the Treasury. As OTS director, he was the banking and securities regulator for the nation's approximately 2,000 thrifts and managed an office of 3,000 employees in 11 offices. He was also a principal manager of a savings & loan cleanup, which involved closing approximately 700 insolvent institutions, improving capital bases and selling over $300 billion of assets. He was a director of the Resolution Trust Corporation and a director of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

From 1983 to 1990, Ryan was a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of the law firm Reed, Smith, Shaw & McClay, where he headed the Pension Investment Group and was a member of the firm's executive committee. From 1981 to 1983, he was Solicitor of Labor at the U.S. Department of Labor.[3]

In June of 2008, Ryan told an audience of around 400 at the SIFMA Technology Management Conference that despite ongoing credit market woes, he predicted strong information technology growth in financial services.[4]


Ryan is a graduate of Villanova University and American University Law School.


  1. U.S.-Japan Policy. United States - Japan Foundation.
  2. NIC Mission. National Intelligence Council.
  3. Press Release. SIFMA.
  4. Sifma's Ryan: Strong IT Growth Despite Trying Environment. Securities Industry News.