David Ryan (investor)

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David Ryan is a stock investor who is known for winning the U.S. Investing Championship three times between 1985 and 1990. He is a protégé of William O'Neil.

Ryan is a 1982 graduate of UCLA and holds a bachelor's degree in History. He also holds an MBA from the College of Business Administration at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Ryan is a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity, having been initiated in the Delta Eta Chapter at UCLA in 1979. He is an avid tennis player and a member of Riviera Country Club and the Bel-Air Bay Club, both in Los Angeles.

Following graduation from UCLA, Ryan joined William O'Neil + Co., Inc in Los Angeles. During his tenure with the company he advised clients on stock selection and general market trends through the firm's products, "New Stock Market Ideas" and "Big Cap Review". In 1992, Ryan became Portfolio Manager of the NEW USA MUTUAL FUND, where William O'Neil served as Chief Market Strategist. O'Neil and Ryan were supported by a team of 3 analysts. In 1997 O'Neil sold the NEW USA GROWTH FUND (renamed) to MFS Financial Services of Boston, MA, and William O'Neil + Co., Inc. exited the mutual fund business.

In July 1998 Ryan founded Ryan Capital Management in Santa Monica, California. The firm is in the investment advisory business and offers stock market expertise and portfolio management experience to a limited number of investors. He serves as the investment strategist and portfolio manager for his firm.

Ryan has been mentioned in the books How to Make Money in Stocks by his mentor William O'Neil and Market Wizards - Interviews with Top Traders by Jack Schwager.

Ryan served on the board of trustees of Union Rescue Mission, a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the poor and homeless.[1]

In recent years, he has become a spokesperson for business schools in Southern California. Notably, he serves as an investment advisor for the Student Management Investment Fund, a club at The Master's University for business students.[2]


  1. ^ Archived Union Rescue Mission page
  2. ^ University, The Master's. "The Master's University - TMU Fund". www.masters.edu. Retrieved 2017-04-11. 


Further reading[edit]

Schwager, Jack D. (1993). Market Wizards: Interviews with Top Traders. 20 pages: Collins; Reissue edition. ISBN 0-88730-610-1. 

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