Ryan Bailey is the Head of Investments at Children’s Health System of Texas, where he oversees $1.5 billion in assets. Ryan and his team are responsible for creating and managing the investment strategy for the Hospital's pension, foundation, operating cash, and long term pools. As the Hospital's inaugural investment officer, Ryan established the department, designing and implementing the systems, processes, and governance structures required in the formation of a top tier endowment office. Prior to Children’s Health, Ryan served as Investment Officer and Interim CIO of the Meadows Foundation. In this capacity, he drove the due diligence process, aided the development of strategic asset allocation, and constructed and implemented investment strategy to achieve competitive performance. He has also worked as an Analyst in the Equity Research Departments of Solomon Smith Barney, Deutsche Bank, and Credit Suisse First Boston. Ryan graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. He holds a number of certifications including: Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Financial Risk Manager (FRM), Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation (CAIA), and Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designations. In 2000, he founded a trading company located on the 83rd floor of World Trade Center One and later, after surviving the events on 9/11, relocated to Dallas, Texas. Ryan was featured in the June 2011 issue of D magazine, was named one of the 40 under 40 in the April 2015 edition of Asset International–Chief Investment Officer Magazine (aiCIO), and was also a finalist for the aiCIO’s 2015 Next Generation Award. Ryan currently serves as a Director on the board of Blue Dolphin Energy (BDCO) and is an Angel for the Texas Wall Street Women.