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Ryan E. Mullen, CIMA, ARPC

Senior Managing Director

Ryan E. Mullen, CIMA, ARPC, is a senior managing director and head of sales and national accounts for the Investment Specialist Group (ISG) at MFS Investment Management® (MFS®). Ryan's teams are responsible for MFS' distribution efforts in five key channels: defined contribution investments, variable insurance, managed accounts, private banks and registered investment advisors. 

Ryan has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry and assumed his current position in 2006. He joined MFS in 1992 as a customer service representative and later served on the inbound marketing and insurance products sales desks. He joined the firm's wholesaling team in 1996 in the Financial Advisors Division, became divisional vice president for ISG in 2000 and was named a senior divisional vice president in 2004. 

Ryan is a graduate of Hobart College, where he earned a bachelor's degree in economics and a double minor in political science and religious studies.  He holds the Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) and Accredited Retirement Plan Consultant (ARPC) designations.

May 26, 2015

by Ryan E. Mullen, CIMA, ARPC, Senior Managing Director

Check the headlines of many news and industry trade publications lately, and there is a lot of buzz about fiduciary responsibility as it relates to retirement plan participants.  While acting in the best interest of participants is an ongoing commitment for plan sponsors, it never hurts to make sure they're honoring it.

Taking a big step back and looking holistically at risk is a good place to start. It's important to assess and prepare for a range of potential investment risks, rather than focusing only on what the prevailing market brings to bear. It's easy to get myopic when a particular risk is front and center. In the present environment of ultra-low interest rates which will no doubt head back up at some point, interest rate risk is certainly top of mind.

by Ryan E. Mullen, CIMA, ARPC, Senior Managing Director

Check the headlines of many news and industry trade publications lately, and there is a lot of buzz about fiduciary responsibility as it relates to retirement plan participants.  While acting in the best interest of participants is an ongoing commitment for plan sponsors, it never hurts to make sure they're honoring it.

Taking a big step back and looking holistically at risk is a good place to start. It's important to assess and prepare for a range of potential investment risks, rather than focusing only on what the prevailing market brings to bear. It's easy to get myopic when a particular risk is front and center. In the present environment of ultra-low interest rates which will no doubt head back up at some point, interest rate risk is certainly top of mind.