Wall Street 50 – 2007 – Irish America https://irishamerica.com Irish America Magazine Sat, 20 Jul 2019 03:40:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.10 82361074 Sharon T. Sager https://irishamerica.com/2007/08/sharon-t-sager-12/ https://irishamerica.com/2007/08/sharon-t-sager-12/#respond Wed, 01 Aug 2007 05:47:14 +0000 http://irishamerica.com/?p=36016 Read more..]]> Sharon Sager, Senior Vice President, Investments, is a Private Wealth Advisor at UBS Financial Services Inc. A 24-year veteran of the financial securities industry, Sharon previously worked in the textile industry, having graduated from the College of Mount St. Vincent, Riverdale, New York, with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts. Later, she obtained the Certified Investment Analyst (CIMA) degree at the Wharton School from the Investment Management Consultants Association. In 1983, she began her financial career at Kidder Peabody & Co., which merged with Paine Webber in 1995 and UBS in 2000.

Sager is a member of the board of directors of C-CAP (Careers Through Culinary Arts Program), former co-chairman of the Board of Directors of the Women’s Venture Fund, a not-for-profit micro lender, and in the President’s Circle of the James Beard Foundation. In 2006 and 2007, Sager was named one of Barron’s Top 100 Women Financial Advisors.

She is a second-generation Irish American and, true to her roots, she holds membership in the Irish Georgian Society and the New York Irish History Roundtable. Her father’s family is from County Galway. while her mother’s, the Carrolls, hail from County Cork.

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Thomas Ryan https://irishamerica.com/2007/08/thomas-ryan-3/ https://irishamerica.com/2007/08/thomas-ryan-3/#respond Wed, 01 Aug 2007 05:46:58 +0000 http://irishamerica.com/?p=36012 Read more..]]> Thomas Ryan is Managing Director and Regional Head of the Americas for the Financial Engineering Group at ING Capital based in New York. He is the youngest managing director in ING Capital and under his leadership the group has grown to be the largest revenue-generator for ING Capital in the region.

Ryan joined ING 1 1 years ago after a short period al NCB Stockbrokers in Dublin. He started with the structured leasing unit of ING in Dublin, followed by a period in the Financial Engineering Group at the head office of ING Group in Amsterdam. He moved to New York in November of 2001 to help develop the Financial Engineering business for the U.S. and was made regional head of the group in 2003.

Ryan has a degree in Business Studies from the University of Limerick and received a master’s of science in Economics from the Center for Economic Research in Tilburg, the Netherlands. Since coming to New York as a student many years ago, Ryan is fulfilling a dream by working in the finance sector with ING. He is a member of The American Ireland Fund, the advisory committee of the SDLP USA and the University of Limerick Foundation.

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Arthur F. Ryan https://irishamerica.com/2007/08/arthur-f-ryan-2/ https://irishamerica.com/2007/08/arthur-f-ryan-2/#respond Wed, 01 Aug 2007 05:45:54 +0000 http://irishamerica.com/?p=36009 Read more..]]> Arthur Ryan is Chairman and CEO of Prudential Financial, Inc., one of the largest diversified financial institutions in the world.

When Ryan took the position in 1994, he became the first Chairman and CEO in the company’s history to be elected from outside the company.

Prior to joining Prudential Financial, Ryan was President and COO of Chase Manhattan Bank, where he had a 22-year career. Ryan was named chairman of the American Council of Life Insurers in October 2003 and is co-chair of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

Ryan is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the board of trustees of New York Presbyterian Hospital, Regeneran Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He is also the co-chair of the board of Achieve. Inc., an organization created by U.S. governors and business leaders to promote high academic standards for public schools in the U.S.

Ryan, who graduated from Providence College with a degree in mathematics, is a second-generation Irish American whose family hails from County Tipperary. He is married with four children.

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Brian A. Ruane https://irishamerica.com/2007/08/brian-a-ruane-4/ https://irishamerica.com/2007/08/brian-a-ruane-4/#respond Wed, 01 Aug 2007 05:44:39 +0000 http://irishamerica.com/?p=36006 Read more..]]> Brian A. Ruane is Executive Vice President and Head of Financial Institutions at The Bank of New York Mellon. He is responsible for relationships and business development for Broker / Dealers. Banks and Hedge Funds globally. Ruane also sits on the Board of Directors of Pershing LLC, the Bank’s NYSE Broker / Dealer.

Brian attended Colaiste Eanna in Dublin, Ireland graduating in 1982. In 1989, he graduated from The Chartered Association of Certified Accountants in the U.K. and Ireland.

In 1995, Brian received his MBA in International Banking & Finance from The Zarb School of Business, New York, and in 2004, he was asked to sit on The Federal Reserve’s Working Committee on The Future of the U.S. Treasury Market.

Ruane is a first-generation Irish American whose father comes from Crossmolina, County Mayo and whose mother comes from Drumhaldry, County Longford. He and his wife Anna Lynch, who is from Dublin, live in New York with their four children.

Ruane sits on the advisory boards of the UCD Michael Smurfit School of Business, Dublin, and the Zarb School of Business, New York.

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James P. O’Shaughnessy https://irishamerica.com/2007/08/james-p-oshaughnessy/ https://irishamerica.com/2007/08/james-p-oshaughnessy/#respond Wed, 01 Aug 2007 05:43:55 +0000 http://irishamerica.com/?p=36002 Read more..]]> As the Director of Systematic Equity and a Senior Managing Director of Bear Stearns Asset Management, James O’Shaughnessy oversees the management of over $12 billion in separately managed accounts and mutual funds for individual investors and institutions.

A pioneer in quantitative equity analysis, dubbed a “statistical guru” and “legendary investor” by Barron ‘s, James has established himself as a leading financial expert. He has written several books including Invest Like the Best, What Works on Wall Street, How to Retire Rich, and his most recent, Predicting the Markets of Tomorrow, published by Portfolio Books.

O’Shaughnessy is a fourth-generation Irish American who takes great pride in his Irish heritage. “The Irish have done so much for the world and I’m delighted that Ireland is enjoying such great success,” he says. He graduated with a BA in Economics from the University of Minnesota, and studied international economics and business diplomacy at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He lives in Greenwich, Connecticut with his wife Melissa and their three children, and is a member of the Irish American Cultural Institute.

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Ciaran T. O’Kelly https://irishamerica.com/2007/08/ciaran-t-okelly-3/ https://irishamerica.com/2007/08/ciaran-t-okelly-3/#respond Wed, 01 Aug 2007 05:42:21 +0000 http://irishamerica.com/?p=35999 Read more..]]> Ciaran O’Kelly was named Co-Head of Global Equities for Bank of America Securities in June 2007. Previously, he was head of U.S. Equities with responsibility for Cash Sales & Trading, Derivatives Sales and Trading, Institutional Sales, Electronic Trading and Equity Capital Markets. Prior to that, he was head of Equity Capital Markets, with responsibility for origination and execution of common stock, convertible and private placement issuance. O’Kelly joined Bank of America in November 2002 as head of Equity Trading, and led the Listed, NASDAQ and international trading desks. In 2004, he assumed additional responsibility for Sales Trading and later that year created the Risk Arbitrage / Relative Value trading desk and the Principal Strategies hook of structured portfolio investments.

O’Kelly received a Bachelor of Business Studies from Dublin City University in 1989. A member of New York University’s Glucksman Ireland House and the American Ireland Fund (AIF), he has served on the chairman’s committee for the annual AIF New York gala for seven years. O’Kelly lives in Manhattan with his wife Lisa and their three sons.

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Brendan J. O’Halloran https://irishamerica.com/2007/08/brendan-j-ohalloran-2/ https://irishamerica.com/2007/08/brendan-j-ohalloran-2/#respond Wed, 01 Aug 2007 05:41:53 +0000 http://irishamerica.com/?p=35995 Read more..]]> Brendan O’Halloran is Vice Chair and USA Region Head of TD Securities and Senior Vice President of TD Bank Financial Group. He is responsible for the firm’s investment banking, sales & trading and operational activities in the United States.

TD Securities, a subsidiary of TD Bank Financial Group, and one of North America’s largest financial services providers, operates in key financial centers around the globe.

Prior to his current position, O’Halloran served as head of US Debt Capital Markets where he oversaw Loan Origination, Loan Sales & Trading, High Yield Origination, and Fixed Income Origination & Distribution. He has also served as Head of Global Loan Syndications and was responsible for all syndicated loan underwritings for TD Securities worldwide.

O’Halloran, who began his career on Wall Sheet with First Boston, holds an AB from Princeton University and an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business. His mother was born in County Mayo and his father in County Dublin.

O’Halloran resides in New Canaan, Connecticut with his wife Lorraine and their three children.

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John J. O’Connor https://irishamerica.com/2007/08/john-j-oconnor/ https://irishamerica.com/2007/08/john-j-oconnor/#respond Wed, 01 Aug 2007 05:40:18 +0000 http://irishamerica.com/?p=35992 Read more..]]> John J. O’Connor is the Senior Vice President and leader of Corporate Security for Fidelity Investments, where he has worked since 2004.

A certified public accountant and fraud examiner with over 20 years experience investigating financial crimes in and outside the U.S., O’Connor has been an advisor to the Department of Justice and has lectured on audit and forensic techniques at several universities, including Stanford. He has been on the board of regents for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and is a member of the International Security Management Association.

O’Connor, who earned his BS in accounting from the University of Massachusetts, is a second-generation Irish American who traces his family to Boherbue. County Cork on his father’s side and Ballyconnell, County Cavan, on his mother’s. He says of his Irish heritage, “It’s the warmth and pride in family, no matter what continent we’re on, which makes the Irish so special to inc.”

He and his wife, Heidi, live in the Boston suburbs with their three children.

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Una M. Neary https://irishamerica.com/2007/08/una-m-neary/ https://irishamerica.com/2007/08/una-m-neary/#respond Wed, 01 Aug 2007 05:39:38 +0000 http://irishamerica.com/?p=35973 Read more..]]> Una Neary joined JP Morgan Chase in May, 2007 as a Managing Director in the Auditing Department. She is responsible for the oversight of the Treasury & Securities Servicing Audit Team, reporting to the General Auditor. Treasury & Securities Servicing businesses include the cash management and custody operations of the firm. She manages a global audit (earn of 68 professionals. Prior to joining JP Morgan Chase, Neary spent her entire professional career at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in the Bank Supervision Group. Over her 16 year career there, Neary had increasing management responsibilities for the supervision of both large foreign and domestic banking organizations and reached the level of vice president. She participated in various internal and external working groups, including her most recent appointment to the Basel 2/Accord Implementation Group.

Neary is a graduate of Manhattanville College and has a Bachelor of Arts degree. She is a first-generation Irish American whose father is from Tubercurry, County Sligo and whose late mother was from Dublin. When not working, Una enjoys spending time with her family, especially with her father, Jimmy at Neary’s (Manhattan’s favorite Irish restaurant) and spoiling her six nieces and nephews.

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Kathleen A. Murphy https://irishamerica.com/2007/08/kathleen-a-murphy-2/ https://irishamerica.com/2007/08/kathleen-a-murphy-2/#respond Wed, 01 Aug 2007 05:38:02 +0000 http://irishamerica.com/?p=35975 Read more..]]> Kathleen Murphy is Chief Executive Officer of ING U.S. Wealth Management and a member of ING America’s Executive Management Team. Her responsibilities include leading the Retirement Services and Retail Annuity businesses of ING, which totaled $158 billion in assets as of December 31, 2006, as well as ING’s Broker Dealer network, which is one of the largest independent broker dealer systems in the country. As CEO, Murphy is charged with leading thousands of employees and well over one hundred thousand distribution partners to drive growth and value creation while continually enhancing the company’s competitive positioning.

Murphy joined ING in 2000, after ING’s acquisition of Aetna Financial Services. Prior to this acquisition. Kathleen served as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Aetna.

Murphy holds a Juris Doctorate degree with highest honors from the University of Connecticut, and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in both Economies and Political Science from Fairfield University.

A 3rd-generation Irish American her father, Charles Murphy’s family hailed from Cork, while her mother, Christine Connor’s family were originally from Kerry – Kathleen is married to George Hornyak and has a four-year-old son Jack.

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