Dr Laura Ryan

Head of Research

Dr Laura Ryan is Head of Research at Ardea and is responsible for both the Portfolio Research and Client Solutions teams.

The Portfolio Research team is responsible for developing value-added trade recommendations to drive portfolio performance and improve client outcomes. The Client Solutions team undertakes independent quantitative research to help clients solve investment problems.

Laura is an internationally published academic with papers appearing in ‘The Journal of Portfolio Management’ and ‘The Journal of Forecasting’, ‘The Journal of Investing’ and ‘The Journal of Retirement’ among others.

Previously, Laura was Senior Vice President (Quantitative Research) and a member of the Australian senior management team at PIMCO. With 24 years investment experience, Laura’s other roles include Manager of Quantitative Strategy at Commonwealth Bank, Quantitative Manager at AMP Capital and Lecturer in Statistics at the Australian National University (ANU).

Laura holds a Ph.D. in statistics from the ANU, a Master of Quantitative Finance from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and an Honours degree in Actuarial Studies from the ANU. She is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at UTS and is currently working on her second Ph.D in machine learning.