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About Ryan


+17 year(s) experience

As Vice President, Product and Market Strategist, Ryan Nauman’s primary focus is conducting market research by gathering feedback on products. He also researches market trends and investment analytics.

As Vice President, Product and Market Strategist, Ryan Nauman’s primary focus is on thought leadership while conducting research on capital markets, market trends, and investment analytics. Ryan’s other focus is conducting market research by gathering feedback on products.


Ryan’s main areas of work include capital market research along with educating buy-side participants on investment analytics and portfolio management concepts. His insight is disseminated through white papers, articles, training, and interviews with a target audience of financial advisors, portfolio managers, and investment analysts. Ryan’s articles can be commonly found in,, and  Ryan has been a guest on the MoneyLife podcast with Chuck Jaffe and has been quoted in leading industry publications.


Ryan also authors insightful blogs and research papers. Before joining Informa Investment Solutions in 2012, he spent over a decade in the investment management industry holding positions as an Investment Associate while overseeing more than $1 billion in assets. Ryan holds a BS in Business Computer Information Systems from St Cloud State University.


Analyst Articles

Articles by Ryan

  • PSN Enterprise

    Q1 2017 PSN Top Guns - Markets Display Resiliency

    By Ryan Nauman 05 Jun 2017

    Read the market review for Q1 2017, showing resiliency in U.S. markets through uncertain times. U.S. equity markets continued to hit record highs during the quarter (S&P 500 +6.07%) as investors pin their hopes on reduced taxes and regulation and an increase in infrastructure spending. The Federal Reserve hiked interest rates based on an improved outlook for the economy and inflation, while soft data continues to paint a rosy picture.

    Topic Industry News US Presidential Election Changing Rate Environment

  • Zephyr, EPFR

    Passive Investments: Far from Perfect

    By Ryan Nauman 17 May 2017

    Over the past few years the investment management paradigm has shifted. An increasing number of retail investors have incorporated passively managed investments in their portfolios. Investment management firms have responded by adding new and exotic passive investments to their product lineups. However, passive investments are not immune to risk, and to some investors, the risk they are most concerned with is downside risk.

    Topic Industry News Risk Asset Allocation Returns Based Style Analysis

  • PSN Enterprise, Zephyr

    Inflation - Risks and Opportunities

    By Ryan Nauman 21 Apr 2017

    The consensus among economists is that inflation will increase to north of two percent in 2017, which would mark the first time since prior to the Credit Crisis that we’ve experienced consecutive years of inflation above two percent. We examine how financial professionals can use different asset classes to help position client portfolios to guard against inflation as well as contribute to total returns. We also list some of the top performing strategies from the PSN Global Manager Neighborhood database for each asset class during years of inflation over two percent.

    Topic Industry News US Presidential Election Risk Changing Rate Environment

  • PSN Enterprise

    Q4 2016 PSN Top Guns - The Trump Trade

    By Ryan Nauman 02 Mar 2017

    Read the market review for Q4 2016 prompting the Trump Trade.

    Topic Industry News US Presidential Election

  • Zephyr

    Alternatives and Roles they play in Asset Allocation

    By Ryan Nauman 05 Jan 2017

    In the aftermath of the Credit Crisis, diversification has come under the microscope. Portfolios that were traditionally considered diversified could not withstand the global reach of the crisis and protections failed when they were needed most.

    Topic Asset Allocation

  • Zephyr

    The Markets in 2016, and What's Ahead in the New Year

    By Ryan Nauman 28 Dec 2016

    Read the 2016 market in review and insights on market trends for 2017.

    Topic Industry News

  • Zephyr

    Q2 2016 Fixed Income Quarterly

    By Ryan Nauman 08 Dec 2016

    New issuances in the investment grade corporate credit market showed no signs of slowing during the second quarter of 2016.  With assistance from our colleague Drew Jamner, Credit Analyst of Informa Global Markets (IGM), we take a look back at the second quarter of 2016 within the investment grade corporate credit capital market space.

    Topic Industry News

  • Zephyr

    Money Market Reform

    By Ryan Nauman 15 Nov 2016

    Money-market funds will be required to increase the transparency of fund operations and risks. Funds will need to disclose their levels of daily and weekly liquid assets on their websites on a weekly basis in addition to net inflows/outflows, NAVs, fees, and sponsor support. Money market funds will also be required to report portfolio holdings within five business days after month-end and improve private liquidity fund reporting.

    Topic Industry News

  • Zephyr, PSN Enterprise

    Brexit Revisited

    By Ryan Nauman 19 Sep 2016

    The much anticipated Brexit referendum is now in our rear view mirror, but the uncertainty is far from over as Britons voted to leave the EU and will be led by a new Prime Minister during this unprecedented time.

    Topic Brexit

  • Zephyr, PSN Enterprise

    Presidential Parties and the Stock Market

    By Ryan Nauman 12 Sep 2016

    Democratic or Republican party, which has the better impact on the market?

    Topic US Presidential Election

  • PSN Enterprise

    Q2 2016 PSN Top Guns - Brexit Vote Rattles the Global Market

    By Ryan Nauman 29 Aug 2016

    Brexit was the dominating theme throughout the second quarter of 2016. Read the market commentary for our top performers for Q2 2016.

    Topic Brexit

  • Zephyr

    A Closer Examination of Drawdown Risk

    By Ryan Nauman 18 Aug 2016

    In conjuction with this article on the Drawdown Risk statistic, we have added a new downside risk template to Zephyr StyleADVSIOR's template library.  

    Topic Risk

  • Zephyr

    Q1 2016 - Top Guns US Equity Markets make a U-Turn

    By Ryan Nauman 28 Jun 2016

    U.S. equity markets make a U-turn. Read this quarter's PSN Top Guns market commentary.

    Topic Industry News