Ryan ALM History

Ryan ALM, Inc. was founded by Ronald J. Ryan on July 12, 2004.

Ryan ALM is unique as an Asset Manager being totally focused on Asset/Liability Management (ALM).  We offer a daily turnkey system of three synergistic products :

1.    Custom Liability Index (CLI)
Based on each client’s actuarial projected benefit payment schedule, Ryan ALM creates a CLI that best represents the true client objective.  A series of daily reports covering Structure, Sensitivity and Performance are sent to each client via a private password protected web site.

2.    Liability Beta Portfolio
Assets are managed as a Liability Index Fund that neutralizes the interest rate sensitivity of liabilities.  This portfolio uses Government and AAA Corporate zero-coupon bonds to match and fully fund the liabilities.  As a result, our Liability Beta portfolio is the lowest cost and risk portfolio for LDI clients.

3.    Portable Alpha Liability System (PALS)
PALS is a structured asset management portfolio system designed to erase deficits over a target time horizon.  PALS consists of two distinct and synergistic portfolios: Liability Beta and Liability Alpha.  The Beta portfolio objective is to match and fully fund the target liabilities.  The Alpha portfolio objective is to outgrow liabilities based on a target return (measured by the CLI) needed to erase the deficit over a target time horizon.  The Alpha portfolio initially is a multi-class equity portfolio with the intent of creating different asset classes as a series of Alpha portfolios.  Asset growth (returns) above liability growth is ported over to the Beta portfolio.  Through time, the Beta portfolio grows with the goal of fully funding liabilities over the target time horizon.

Ron Ryan is the winner of the 2006 William F. Sharpe Index Lifetime Achievement Award

Ron Ryan is the former Director of Research at Lehman Bros. At Lehman, he designed many of the popular Lehman bond indices which have become the key fixed income benchmarks for asset management today.

Ryan Financial Strategy Group (RFSG) was founded in 1983, which provided strategic ideas and financial models to outperform any bond index. RFSG created many bond innovations including: 1st interactive smart terminal network for bonds, 1st daily Bond Index, 1st STRIPS yield curve index and the 1st Mortgage Index by coupon.  The Ryan Treasury Indexes appear in the Wall Street Journal daily.

After the sale of RFSG in 1988, Ron Ryan proceeded to create Ryan Labs which was designed as a Financial Lab to solve financial problems through low risk solutions. Under Ron Ryan's leadership, Ryan Labs grew into the largest Enhanced Bond Index manager in America (Source: P&I 2004).


2005 = Ron Ryan wins Money Management Letter Lifetime Achievement Award
2006 = Ron Ryan wins William F. Sharpe Index Lifetime Achievement Award
2007 = Ryan ALM designs 1-30 year Treasury Maturity Ladder Index as PowerShares ETF
2007 = Ryan ALM wins Capital Link Most Innovative ETF Award
2010 = Ryan ALM designs suite of 1st RAFI Fundamental Bond Indexes
2012 = Ryan ALM designs 1st SBA Indexes as joint effort with GLS
2014 = Ron Ryan authors new book: “The U.S. Pension Crisis”
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