Brian Ruane, BNY Mellon Presents 'Pandemic Stress Test: U.S. Government Securities Clearance & Repo'

Join Hofstra's Center for International Financial Services and Markets in the Frank G. Zarb School of Business for a virtual event featuring Brian Ruane, CEO of Government Securities Services (GSS) at BNY Mellon, on Wednesday, October 28th at 6 pm

Ruane will discuss his white paper, "The Pandemic Stress Test: US Government Securities Clearance & Repo: Examining the resiliency of repo and securities settlement during COVID-19."  Joining Ruane will be Victor O’Laughlen, the Digital Business Leader for the Clearance and Collateral Management (CCM) group at BNY Mellon.

The event is open to all members of the Hofstra community. There is no fee, but registration is required. 

About Brian Ruane

Brian Ruane is the Chief Executive Officer of BNY Mellon Government Securities Services Corp. and Clearance & Collateral Management and is a member of both the BNY Mellon and Pershing Executive Committees. He is also responsible for client-relationship teams serving banks, broker-dealers, investment advisors and alternative asset managers. Brian is the executive sponsor for GENEDGE, a BNY Mellon employee resource group.

He was a key voice on the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Tri-Party Repo

Infrastructure Reform Task Force, which drove system changes designed to ensure that the tri-party repo market functions effectively and efficiently. He also served on the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Working Committee on The Future of the U.S. Government Securities Markets in 2004.

Prior to his current role, Brian was CEO of Pershing Prime Services and CEO of BNY Mellon’s Alternative Investment Services business. He also served on the Board of Directors and Audit & Risk Committee of The Bank of New York Mellon SA/NV, Belgium, from 2008 to 2014.

Brian is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board of Hofstra University’s Frank G. Zarb School of Business, from which he received an MBA in International Finance. Brian is also a member of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (ACCA) and is FINRA Series 7, 24, 63 and 66 licensed.


About Victor O’Laughlen
Victor O'Laughlen is the Digital Business Leader for the Clearance and Collateral Management (CCM) group at BNY Mellon and is responsible for delivering the digital strategy that supports Government Securities Services (GSS)’s Fed-eligible securities clearance, U.S. Tri-party Repo as well as the Global Collateral Management products and services.

Mr. O’Laughlen sits on Clearance & Collateral Management’s executive committee and BNY Mellon’s Digital Council. 

Prior to joining BNY Mellon, Victor spent 4 years in various management consulting roles delivering technology-focused projects within financial services for clients such as JP Morgan Chase and Fannie Mae and, separately, at Credit Suisse as a group manager of a global group tasked with integrating and managing 3rd party corporate technology platforms.

Mr. O’Laughlen holds a Bachelor of Business Administration of Finance and Computer Information Systems from James Madison University and an MBA in Investment Management from Fordham University.


Wednesday, October 28, 2020



Hofstra University Virtual Event
Offered online
Hempstead, NY 11549-1000


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