Ryan IssakainenSenior Vice President & ETF Strategist at First Trust
Ryan is a Senior Vice President and Exchange-Traded Fund Strategist. As an ETF Strategist, Ryan provides in-depth analysis and commentary related to ETF investing. Ryan is a contributor to the First Trust Investment Insights blog, and authors the quarterly “Inside First Trust ETFs” newsletter. Since 2008, several thousand investment financial professionals have participated in Ryan’s monthly ETF webcast. He frequently speaks at ETF industry events and conferences throughout the U.S.
Ryan has appeared on a number of national television outlets including CNBC, Fox Business and Bloomberg. He has also given interviews to several print outlets including The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Investor’s Business Daily, Bloomberg, Reuters, US News and World Report, Fortune Magazine, the LA Times and Investment Advisor magazine, for which he authored a monthly column on ETF investing.
He is a recipient of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, and holds a BA and MA from Wheaton College.