Moelis & Company Announces Christopher Ryan has Joined as a Managing Director

New York, March 04, 2009

Moelis & Company announced today that Chris Ryan has joined the firm as a Managing Director based in New York.  Mr. Ryan will advise clients on risk and balance sheet-related matters and continue the expansion of the firm’s capital markets capabilities.

Mr. Ryan has over 25 years of investment banking and fixed income experience, including trading, structuring, capital markets, research, sales and risk management as well as extensive experience building and managing fixed income businesses around the world.  Prior to joining Moelis & Company, Mr. Ryan spent nine years at UBS Investment Bank, where he was Global Head of Credit Fixed Income.  Before UBS, Mr. Ryan was Global Head of Syndicated Loans at Lehman Brothers, which he joined in 1992.  He was the sole founder of the firm’s loan business.  Mr. Ryan began his career at Salomon Brothers.

“Now more than ever, unique expertise in credit and risk assessment is essential to help our clients evaluate their balance sheets and portfolios,” said Ken Moelis, Chief Executive Officer of Moelis & Company.  “Chris is an outstanding credit professional who brings tremendous experience on balance sheet issues and a keen understanding of complex risks.  We are very pleased to have Chris lead this important effort, which further demonstrates our commitment to building a full service investment bank.”

Chris Ryan stated, “Moelis & Company’s strong growth trajectory and exceptional client focus make the firm an ideal platform to develop new businesses.  Risk advisory and capital markets are natural areas of expansion for the firm, and we will continue to develop new capabilities to support our clients with comprehensive advice and solutions.”

About Moelis & Company
Moelis & Company is an investment bank that provides financial advisory services and capital raising solutions to clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and other strategic matters.  The firm also manages investment funds that integrate capital with its advisory expertise.  Moelis & Company serves a broad client base through its offices in New York, Boston, Chicago, London and Los Angeles.  For more information, please visitw