Peter Ryan

Managing Director and Head of International Capital Markets and Strategic Initiatives, SIFMA

Dr. Ryan is a Managing Director and Head of International Capital Markets and Strategic Initiatives at SIFMA. In this role, he is responsible for helping to develop SIFMA’s regulatory strategy on a variety of emerging and cross-cutting issues, and coordinating those initiatives in partnership with relevant staff advisors. These initiatives include SIFMA’s advocacy related to non-bank financial intermediation (NBFI) and digital assets issues. Dr. Ryan is also responsible for coordinating SIFMA actions on international regulatory issues, including engagement with global standard setters and domestic implementation of those standards. In addition to these responsibilities, he leads SIFMA’s advocacy on issues affecting international banks, oversees SIFMA’s broader advocacy on international issues, and works on a range of domestic prudential advocacy initiatives.

Prior to joining SIFMA in 2020, Dr. Ryan was Head of U.S. Regulatory Policy at Credit Suisse, a role in which he was responsible for coordinating the firm’s U.S. regulatory strategy and engagement and managing the firm’s banking, capital markets, and asset management policy filings with federal agencies. His prior roles at Credit Suisse included serving as Ad Interim Head of U.S. Public Policy; Director, U.S. Regulatory Policy and Emerging Issues; and Vice President, Federal Regulatory Affairs. Prior to Credit Suisse, Dr. Ryan was a Senior Policy Analyst within the Financial Regulatory Reform Initiative at the Bipartisan Policy Center.

Dr. Ryan holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley, where his work covered the development of international capital standards and derivatives policy. He also holds a M.Phil. in political science from Trinity College Dublin and a B.Sc. in government and public policy from University College Cork.