Brian Ruane is Executive Vice President at BNY Mellon; a member of the Executive Committee for Pershing, a BNY Mellon company; and a member of BNY Mellon’s senior leadership team. He is responsible for Broker-Dealer Services, U.S. Tri-Party Services, and Global Clearing. Brian is also responsible for the Banks, Broker-Dealer and Investment Advisor, and Alternative Asset Manager Market Segment at BNY Mellon.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Ruane was CEO of Pershing Prime Services and of BNY Mellon’s Alternative Investment Services (AIS ) , where he established the AIS prime custody business, which remains one of the fastest growth businesses at the company. He also cosponsored numerous thought-leadership white papers including, “Institutional Demand for Hedge Funds: New Opportunities and New Standards,” “The Hedge Fund of Tomorrow: Building an Enduring Firm,” and “Private Equity Faces the Future: Candid Views from the Market.” Mr. Ruane was previously Head of Global Client Management in North America.
Mr. Ruane has helped drive industry change by serving on the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Working Committee on the Future of the U.S. Government Securities Markets in 2004 and more recently the 2015 Task Force for Tri-Party Repo Infrastructure Reform.
Mr. Ruane is a member of the Advisory Board of the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business, as well as the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, from which he received an MBA in international finance. Mr. Ruane is a graduate of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants in the UK and Ireland.