Sean Ring, CAIA, CMT, FRM

Hated School. Loves to Teach.

There’s absolutely no one who loves the sound of his own voice more than Sean Ring.

Sean Ring, CMT
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...a treat to sit thru a training session with Sean.

"High energy, good anecdotes and real life examples make it a treat to sit thru a training session with Sean. Sean's draws a lot on his own experiences and plenty from the books to deliver a precise and concise session which I have found to be of immense help."

Mangalam Seksaria, CFA Senior Director at HSBC Private Banking

Sean Ring used to sit at his desk during high school wondering what he had done in a past life to deserve this.

At the insistence of his parents, he repeated this exercise “earning” – their word, not his – a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration at Villanova University, majoring in finance and minoring in political science. Luckily, he wasted only their money, not his. He did it a third and final time getting his Master’s in Finance at London Business School, this time wasting his employer’s shareholder’s funds.

The hallowed halls of London Business School.

“There must be a better way,” Sean thought.

So he became the teacher he always wanted.

Thanks to a massively extroverted personality, a Mensa-level IQ, some high school drama classes, and a two-decade career in and around banking, he bounces around classrooms like a sugar-addled futures broker explaining the ins-and-outs of high finance and economics, including why quantitative easing, high yield bonds, and modern monetary theory just mean money printing, junk bonds, and more money printing.

This seemingly dangerous, but potent combination of skills allows Sean to:

  • Keep your staff awake; a necessary, but commonly overlooked skill among trainers.
  • Get them excited about your business.
  • Grow them as your internal entrepreneurs (also known as empowered employees).
  • Stealthily build their technical capabilities while they’re “playing” on a laptop.
  • Edutain the crap out of them.
  • Imbue them with a love of the subject so they’ll self-educate long after our session ends.

He’s not for everyone, that’s for sure.  Some students get downright annoyed when they realize they don’t have the day off.

But if you’re keen to explore the possibilities of Sean howling about how great entrepreneurship, capitalism, and business building are, then give us a call.

You are "The Best!"


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"I have known Sean for close to 10 years, consummate and passionate leader. Each interaction with him is not only interesting but also enriching. Sean is a known name in the industry, collaborated with Barclays as a Financial Market Consultant, in fact he is one of the eminent personalities who has consulted and delivered sessions for most of the IB firms operating out of India and other geographical regions and even as a visiting faculty to renowned management colleges & universities, he acts as an enabler by being a bridge between strategy and operations, implementation. His hands on approach and partnership model helps other IB functions not only deliver but also bring out a sense of belonging to the ultimate objective. You are 'The Best'!"

Ashish Dewan Manager

...grasps your idea quickly and then delivers it better than you imagined.


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"One of Sean's key strengths is to explain the complicated but makes it sound simple sprinkled with a lot of fun and humour making learning interesting and effective. As a partner to a business he grasps your idea quickly and then delivers it better than you imagined. I wholeheartedly recommend a conversation with Sean and look forward to the next time I get that opportunity!"

Anna Champion Head of Early Career Learning, Jardine Matheson

...charismatic and empathic.


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"To be a great instructor you need to be able to knowledgeable, clear, concise and funny. Sean adds charismatic and empathic."

Graham McDonald, CA FHEA Programme Convenor, University of Roehampton

...always received high praise and excellent feedback from clients...


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"I developed training programmes for numerous organisations and I had the pleasure of working with Sean for over 4 years. I always received high praise and excellent feedback from clients who commented on Sean's enthusiasm, professionalism, knowledge and ability to keep his audience engaged and entertained throughout. Sean conducted training programmes for me across Asia, the UK and in West Africa. Sean is a great tutor and I would highly recommend him to anyone who requires a financial tutor."

Dike Onianwa Senior Account Manager at GoodHabitz

...someone that you should listen to.


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"I have known Sean for close to 20 years and have seen first hand what an intellectual power house he is. His knowledge of the global financial markets in all its guises is without parallel. His ability to couple this with actual trading experience means he has the ability to test many economic theories and see if the work in the real world. Black-Scholes?.....Meh! You will be surprised. All in all Sean is someone that you should listen to."

Hung-Wah Cheung Partner, Demeter Partners

...a pleasure to work with, he knows his product intimately, gets things done...


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"I worked with Sean closely while he was at Credit Suisse and responsible for, amongst other things, managing external vendors for soft skills delivery to stakeholders across Investment Banking. Sean is a pleasure to work with, he knows his product intimately, gets things done, and has one of the best approaches to work and life I’ve ever come across!"

Neil Orvay Keynote Speaker | Global Corporate Trainer

I recommend this app...


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"Sean is a great professional and excellent tutor of finance and related discipline. His skills and expertise has seen him traverse the continents of the world impacting on the professional development of finance experts of the next generation. I am a beneficiary and remain eternally indebted to him for opening my eyes and fuelling my passion for further study in Finance. My colleagues and I at SEC, Nigeria still treasure the times we shared with him and many of us have since qualified as CFA and ACCA members. I recommend this app to everyone looking to study and excel in Finance."

Nwosu Nnanna Nnaemeka ACCA Senior Corporate Governance Analyst

...made the CFA fun!!


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"Sean made the CFA fun!! Enthusiastic, engaging, Sean has a great ability to deliver the message in an a clear and straightforward fashion. Always a straight up professional who demonstrates the highest level of due diligence care and attention when it comes to getting the job done."

Liam Robertson CFA CAIA Project Advisor

Unlike many traders, Sean had a very good understanding of ...surrounding concerns such as risk and compliance.


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"I provided compliance support to Sean and the listed derivatives trading desk. Unlike many traders, Sean had a very good understanding of not only the business, but also the technology and surrounding concerns such as risk and compliance. He is also friendly, approachable and was willing to explain what he was doing which made finding solutions to compliance issues easier."

Edward Stileman Compliance Consultant

...one of the best facilitators I have worked with.


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"Sean is one of the best facilitators I have worked with. Not only was he an amazing and fun manager to have, he is one person full of Zest! Give Sean the floor and you are bound to have an unforgettable learning experience. I'd strongly recommend for interactive training sessions!"

Karishma Santami Early Career Leadership | Career Advisor & Consultant

Sean's passion for finance is contagious.


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"Sean's passion for finance is contagious. I met him between December 2011 and January 2012 when he came to Nigeria as facilitator of a boot camp, organized as part of an intensive induction for the maiden cohort of the young professionals program of the Nigerian Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). I was part of the team of 50 young professionals he taught, comprising a handful of finance graduates with the majority being lawyers, economists and IT graduates. When Sean began his presentations in introductory finance, quants, economics, investments and risk management, few had any interest at all. By the end of the first week, topics from Sean's presentations became a constant part of our conversations outside of the "classrooms". At the end of the four weeks Sean spent with us in Nigeria, all of my colleagues became finance enthusiasts, many made commitments to commence the CFA program and other finance industry professional certifications. More than a dozen of us today hold various finance industry certifications, equipping us to deliver on the mandates of securities regulation and capital market development in Africa's largest economy. The passion Sean imparted still endures in most of my colleagues. Six years on, I credit Sean for the interest and expertise I have developed in global financial markets. Perhaps the reason why Sean has been so successful is because he understands finance enough to demystify it, eliminating the jargon and delivering lessons on its powerful impacts in real-life situations. Beyond finance, Sean is an economist in his own right. This informs his impressive understanding of market behavior and how it impacts economies and the finance profession."

Samson Pam Economist, Research Analyst, SEC of Nigeria

...not only a great teacher but also a great mentor.


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"Sean is not only a great teacher but also a great mentor. He is very inspirational. Sean has tremendous knowledge of the finance industry and the way he imparts that knowledge to people around him makes it all the more interesting. A person not only gets to learn about the theoretical concepts from him but can also see those concepts into play in the real market world, through his knowledge. He is a great asset for any industry he works with. If you are associated with Sean, then 'Learning' becomes 'Fun' and 'Work' becomes 'Interesting'. I wish him all the best for all the future endeavors."

Varun Sahai AVP - (eCommerce Logistics, APAC) at Singapore Post | MBA

...a fantastic ability to explain complex issues in a simple way.


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"Sean is very knowledgable on financial products and markets, he has a fantastic ability to explain complex issues in a simple way. A great presenter and useful spring board for comments and views."

Guy Medcraft FinTech Distribution

...one of the most dynamic professionals in L&D...


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"Sean is one of the most dynamic professionals in L&D I have ever met. His ability to bring together people and solve problems is phenomenal. He knows how to break down complex problems and explain them in a way that anyone can understand, depending on his audience.

Sanjay Bhandari CEO, iBank Echios

...the ability to teach complex matters to students in a unique way!


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"Sean is a 1st class education professional in the financial services industry. I first met Sean when I was studying for CFA Level 1. He combines solid understanding of Economics & Finance with the ability to teach complex matters to students in a unique way!"

Dan Liebau Lightbulb Capital

...a treat to sit thru a training session with Sean.


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"High energy, good anecdotes and real life examples make it a treat to sit thru a training session with Sean. Sean's draws a lot on his own experiences and plenty from the books to deliver a precise and concise session which I have found to be of immense help."

Mangalam Seksaria, CFA Senior Director at HSBC Private Banking

...a high energy presenter...


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"Sean is a high energy presenter with an excellent sense of humour and a strong commercial awareness that he brings into the classroom."

Jhan André Burger, CFA Founder & Mentor, Burger's Secrets
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