Richard Ryffel is J.P. Morgan Private Bank’s Market Manager for Missouri. He first joined the firm in 2012 as a St. Louis-based Banker and Midwest Region endowments and foundations specialist.
In 2015, he accepted a full-time faculty appointment in the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis where, in addition to teaching, he was responsible for creating and launching its Wealth and Asset Management master’s degree and related programs.
His financial services career spans almost 30 years as an investment banker, private banker and regional manager at A.G. Edwards, Bank of America and Edward Jones. He is a founder and co-chairperson of the Brookings Institution’s Municipal Finance Research Conference, now in its eighth year, held jointly with Brookings, Washington University in St. Louis, Brandeis University and The University of Chicago.
Active in the St. Louis community, he is a board member and immediate past president of the Normandy Schools Collaborative and a member of the faculty at Washington University in St. Louis. He also serves as a mentor and instructor to the St. Louis-based 630 FinTech Accelerator entrepreneurship program. He is a 2017 graduate of Leadership St. Louis and has been active with Beyond Housing, the United Way of Greater St. Louis and the St. Louis Art Museum.