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Ryan Lemand


Senior Executive Officer and Board Director
ADS Investment Solutions



Dr Ryan Lemand is currently the Senior Executive Officer and Board Director at ADS Investment Solutions (ADSI), the Asset Management Company of the ADSS Group, and the Global Head of Wealth Management at ADS Securities, based in Abu Dhabi. Also, Ryan is a Board Director at ADSS Hong Kong and ADSS Singapore. Until 2015, Ryan was the Senior Advisor and Head of Risk Management at the Emirates Securities & Commodities Authority, the UAE’s federal securities regulator.

In this capacity, Ryan led and contributed to initiatives which gave way to the development of a number of fundamental financial regulations in the UAE, including the collective investment scheme regulations, as well as regulations of financial analysis and consultancy services, market making and others.

He was principally responsible for leading the Funds and Investment Management team that handles the licensing and approvals for local and foreign mutual funds and investment managers. Additionally, he helped develop a risk management framework for UAE licensed brokers.

Prior to that, Ryan was the Lead Portfolio Manager at Fortis Investments in London and Paris, where he was responsible for managing a 14.6 billion euro portfolio of assets, namely in the space of credit derivatives.

Dr Lemand holds a PhD (summa cum laude) in Financial Econometrics from the École Normale Supérieure, France, and is the author of two books on financial contagion, as well as a number of research articles on financial correlation. Dr Lemand also taught financial econometrics courses at the Paris II-Assas University and Paris IX-Dauphine University in Paris, France. He is a sought-after speaker and contributor to major financial markets discussions and events in the UAE and in the wider MENA region.


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