Ryan D. Conley, CFA – Mr. Conley is a financial services executive and portfolio manager, as well as an angel investor and entrepreneur. He was most recently a founding member, senior executive and a lead portfolio manager / investment committee member at Franklin Square Capital Partners, a multi-billion dollar asset management venture focused on bringing institutional-quality investment strategies (including private equity, institutional leveraged finance and opportunistic hedge fund structures) to the investing public, primarily in partnership with The Blackstone Group, L.P. In his roles at Franklin Square from inception, Mr. Conley designed, registered, commercialized, managed and led marketing and distribution efforts for several novel investment products that have grown to over $17 billion in assets under management since initial launch in 2009. Mr. Conley held the title of Managing Director at Franklin Square.
Mr. Conley began his career in investment banking with Janney Montgomery Scott LLC before progressing to private equity and institutional credit investing with FB Capital Partners, L.P., a Philadelphia-based alternative investment and asset management firm. During this time, he evaluated, executed and monitored income-oriented investments in private companies throughout North America and provided corporate advisory services to companies in the healthcare and energy sectors worldwide. Mr. Conley’s investment and advisory background includes private equity and debt investments, public equity and debt offerings, mergers, acquisitions and other corporate finance assignments totaling more than $8 billion worldwide.
Mr. Conley holds a B.A. In Economics from Swarthmore College and the CFA Institute’s Chartered Financial Analyst designation.