Dr. Ryan Lemand
Dr. Ryan Lemand

Managing Director, Head of Wealth and Asset Management
ADS Securities

Dr Ryan Lemand is currently the Managing Director - Head of Asset Management and Wealth Management at ADS Securities Asset Management, based in Abu Dhabi. The focus of the company is on bespoke and customized mandates for high net worth and institutional investors, as well as open architecture third party funds offering. Until 2015, Ryan was the Senior Advisor to the CEO and Head of Risk Management at the Emirates Securities & Commodities Authority, the UAE’s federal securities regulator.
 In this capacity, Dr Lemand led and contributed to initiatives which led to the development of a number of fundamental 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, Dr Lemand 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.