Ryan Sydow


Ryan Sydow

Ryan was initially appointed as Head of Retail Distribution in May 2012, where he is responsible for the expansion of the Absa structured product proposition into the retail advisory market in South Africa. Over time as the firms capabilities have increased, Ryan and his team are now responsible for the distribution of a wide range of index linked solutions (that includes Absa proprietary indices), via a wide range of delivery mechanisms like ETFs, ETNs, Structured Notes, CFDs etc. Distribution too is now no longer solely to advisory retail but the entire spectrum all the way through to institutional investors.

Ryan joined Absa from Barclays Capital in London where he spent six years in the UK Investor solution team as (Vice President of Investor Solutions). The team was responsible for making Barclays the leading structured product provider in that market with over £8bn assets under management.

Prior to this, he was an Associate Director with Barclays Wealth, where he was involved in the management and rollout of their offshore funds proposition in Luxembourg. He also spent part of his career with Alexander Forbes and Standard Bank in South Africa.
Ryan took a short hiatus from his banking career where he turned to professional football coaching. He holds numerous local and international professional coaching licences and worked in a number of Premier League and Championship Academy teams during that time.
Education and Qualifications.

Ryan holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and is currently enrolled at Yale School of Management completing the EDHEC-Risk Institute Certificate in Risk and Investment Management.