Chris Ryan

Chris Ryan

Chairman and CEO, First Harbour Capital Partners Ltd

Co-founder, Digital Finance Media Ltd

Chris has over 35 years of senior experience in financial services across Asia Pacific. He is Chairman and Chief Executive of First Harbour Capital Partners, an investment and consulting business, advising financial services businesses wanting to grow into APAC markets, across APAC markets or from APAC markets to global markets. With strong and deep experience in all Asia Pacific financial markets, the firm is well-positioned to assist fund managers, hedge fund managers, wealth managers and other financial services businesses to take advantage of the substantial opportunities Asia Pacific markets provide. Chris is also the Co-founder of Digital Finance Media, a partnership with Jame Dibiasio, ex-Managing Editor of AsianInvestor magazine. DigFin is focused on FinTech from the users and investors point of view and produces publications, training, education and other activities designed to assist financial institutions and investors to take advantage of the rapidly changing environment for the purchase of financial services by institutions and individual investors.

Previously, Chris was Managing Director and Head of Asia Pacific for MSCI Inc., a risk management, analytics, real estate data and indexes, ESG data and analytics business, in addition to the equity index business for which the brand is well-known. Before MSCI, Chris was CEO and Managing Director of Perpetual Limited, a listed Australian investment and wealth management company, Managing Director and Head of Asia for Fidelity International and CEO of ING Investment Managementy Asia Pacific Ltd, one of Asia Pacific’s largest investment management companies. He held simlilarly senior positions with HSBC Asset Management and National Mutual Funds management.

Chris is based in Hong Kong and holds a Bachelor of Business degree from Monash University.