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William E. Ryan III

William E. Ryan III

Newport Trust Company
President & Chief Fiduciary Officer
New York, NY, USA


Mr. Ryan is President and Chief Fiduciary Officer of Newport Trust Company, and served as President and Chief Fiduciary Officer of Evercore Trust Company, N.A., prior to the acquisition of Evercore Trust’s institutional trustee and independent fiduciary business by Newport Trust in 2017. Prior to Evercore Trust, Mr. Ryan was with Morgan Stanley, where he was an Executive Director in the Legal and Compliance Division and Head of ERISA Law, responsible for coordinating ERISA and qualified tax issues for Morgan Stanley's Institutional Securities Group (Institutional Brokerage), Morgan Stanley Investment Management (Asset Management), and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney (Retail Brokerage). Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Ryan was the Chief ERISA/Benefits Counsel for Prudential Financial, Inc. from 1995 through 2004, handling ERISA-related HR, compensation and product issues for Prudential Insurance, and was in private practice in New York from 1987 through 1995, specializing in ERISA issues. On behalf of various industry groups, Mr. Ryan has met with and testified before the U.S. Department of Labor, the Treasury Department, the White House, and various state regulators on fiduciary and other retirement issues. He has also served on various industry groups, including the SIFMA Retirement Committee (where he served as co-chair from 2010-2013). Mr. Ryan holds an A.B. Degree in History from Princeton University in 1984, a J.D. from Stanford Law School in 1987 (where he was an editor of the Stanford Law Review), and a Masters in Taxation (LL.M.) from New York University School of Law in 1995.

William E. Ryan III is associated with the following items:
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks ERISA 2017: The Evolving World
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Hiring an Independent Fiduciary for a 401(k) Plan Company Stock Fund: Common Questions from Plan Sponsors and Plan Committees - ERISA 2017: The Evolving World, Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Employer Securities in Qualified Plans (June 30, 2016) - ERISA 2017: The Evolving World, Wednesday, August 02, 2017
“Oh Dear!” You Have Discovered Prohibited Transactions—Now What? - Pension Plan Investments 2018: Current Perspectives, Tuesday, May 15, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs ERISA 2017: The Evolving World, Tuesday, August 08, 2017, New York, NY
ERISA Plans in the Financial Markets 2018, Friday, March 23, 2018, New York, NY
Pension Plan Investments 2018: Current Perspectives, Tuesday, May 22, 2018, New York, NY
Web Segment  Web Segment ERISA Enacted in 1974 - New Rules Impact Financial Markets; The Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption That Resulted - ERISA Plans in the Financial Markets 2018, Tuesday, March 20, 2018
“Holy _ _ _ _ : What Happens and What To Do When You Discover Prohibited Transactions” - Pension Plan Investments 2018: Current Perspectives, Friday, May 18, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio ERISA Enacted in 1974 - New Rules Impact Financial Markets; The Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption That Resulted - ERISA Enacted in 1974 - New Rules Impact Financial Markets; The Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption That Resulted, Tuesday, March 20, 2018
“Holy _ _ _ _ : What Happens and What To Do When You Discover Prohibited Transactions” - “Holy _ _ _ _ : What Happens and What To Do When You Discover Prohibited Transactions”, Friday, May 18, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts ERISA Enacted in 1974 - New Rules Impact Financial Markets; The Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption That Resulted - ERISA Enacted in 1974 - New Rules Impact Financial Markets; The Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption That Resulted, Tuesday, March 20, 2018
“Holy _ _ _ _ : What Happens and What To Do When You Discover Prohibited Transactions” - “Holy _ _ _ _ : What Happens and What To Do When You Discover Prohibited Transactions”, Friday, May 18, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg ERISA Enacted in 1974 - New Rules Impact Financial Markets; The Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption That Resulted - ERISA Enacted in 1974 - New Rules Impact Financial Markets; The Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption That Resulted, Tuesday, March 20, 2018
“Holy _ _ _ _ : What Happens and What To Do When You Discover Prohibited Transactions” - “Holy _ _ _ _ : What Happens and What To Do When You Discover Prohibited Transactions”, Friday, May 18, 2018
Live Seminar  Live Seminar ERISA 2018: The Evolving World, Monday, August 06, 2018, New York, NY
ERISA 2019: The Evolving World, Monday, August 05, 2019, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast ERISA 2018: The Evolving World, Monday, August 06, 2018, New York, NY
ERISA 2019: The Evolving World, Monday, August 05, 2019, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web ERISA 2018: The Evolving World, Monday, August 06, 2018, Cleveland, OH
ERISA 2018: The Evolving World, Monday, August 06, 2018, Boston, MA
ERISA 2018: The Evolving World, Monday, August 06, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
ERISA 2018: The Evolving World, Monday, August 06, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
ERISA 2018: The Evolving World, Monday, August 06, 2018, Philadelphia, PA
ERISA 2018: The Evolving World, Monday, August 06, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
ERISA 2018: The Evolving World, Monday, August 06, 2018, Atlanta, GA
ERISA 2018: The Evolving World, Monday, August 06, 2018, Mechanicsburg, PA
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