Ryan Bailey currently serves as the Senior Director of Investments at Children’s Health System of Texas. He oversees over $1B in assets at Children’s across the pension, the foundation, and the long term investment pool. Ryan is Children’s only investment staff and is responsible for creating and overseeing the long term investment strategy of the Hospital. In addition, Ryan is founding the inaugural investment department for the hospital, and is putting in place systems, processes, and governance structure that are critical to the success of the plan.
Prior to his arrival at Children’s, Ryan served as the Investment Officer and Interim CIO of the Meadows Foundation. Ryan’s primary responsibility was all asset classes where he drove the due diligence process on managers, aided in the development of strategic asset allocation, and constructed and implemented investment strategy to achieve competitive performance. Ryan is a graduate of Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. He has a worked as an Analyst in the Equity Research Departments of: Solomon Smith Barney, Deutsche Bank, and Credit Suisse First Boston. Ryan holds a number of certifications including: the Chartered Financial Analyst designation (CFA), the Financial Risk Manager designation (FRM), the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation (CAIA), and the Chartered Market Technician designation (CMT). After receiving his CFA in 2000, he started a trading company located on the 83rd floor of World Trade Center One. After surviving the events of 9/11, Ryan relocated to Dallas, Texas at the end of 2003. Ryan was featured in the June 2011 issue of D magazine.