Senior Performance Analyst

Client Report Services - San Francisco
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About the Position

As a senior performance analyst in the Client Report Services (CRS) group at Callan, a leading independent investment consulting firm, you’ll be responsible for calculating and verifying portfolio returns and characteristics. From this analysis, you’ll produce investment measurement reports that provide important insights into the performance of our client portfolios. This mid-level position is located in our San Francisco office.

Please note: Our day-to-day environment is changing rapidly due to COVID-19, and Callan is committed to prioritizing your safety. Our ideal candidate will be able to adapt to these changes, which means initially working remotely, moving to a hybrid work schedule, and potentially returning to the office full time.*

What's Unique About This Role?

In this position, you’ll have an opportunity to support some of the largest, most sophisticated institutional investors in the U.S., including pension and defined contribution plans, endowments, foundations, insurance companies, and health care organizations. Along the way, you’ll hone the fundamentals of investment measurement reporting, learn the specific needs of large institutional investors, and critical skills to take your career to the next level.

  • Working among more than 20 investment professionals who make up CRS, you’ll produce investment reports for about 10 large institutional clients. This includes all phases of report generation using proprietary systems as well as third-party data vendors.

  • A key part of your day will involve collaborating with the Callan general consultant and clients. You will also serve as a mentor to junior analysts and assist with group projects/enhancements.

  • Over time you’ll develop an area of specialization, depending on your interest and skills (e.g., private equity, real assets, ESG, defined contribution, quality control & software testing, etc.).

Approximately 75% of your time is dedicated to client reporting with the balance focused on mentoring and departmental items.

Primary Duties

Data Collection and Evaluation

  • Calculate returns using custodial statements
  • Reconcile returns with fund managers
  • Obtain client information from managers/recordkeepers
  • Generate portfolio characteristics
  • Use Bloomberg to verify dividends/capital changes

Production of Investment Measurement Reports

  • Interact with clients and consultants on report content
  • Check returns and analysis for content and reasonability
  • Respond to special requests
  • Obtain non-custodial information for mutual/commingled/real estate/private equity funds
  • Generate custom reports using various software programs

Mentorship and Department Resource

  • Mentor junior analysts through training, review of quarterly work product, and ongoing interaction
  • Assist with CRS training through research and education of complex topics or new reporting features (e.g., attribution analysis, overlay programs, GASB 67 reporting)
  • Provide input regarding department enhancements (e.g., education/training, processes, workflow, deliverables)
  • Participate in new technology testing
  • Contribute to research projects and published deliverables with other specialists/departments

Job Skills & Requirements

  • Strong interest in investments, data analysis, and reporting
  • Resourceful and self-motivated
  • Responsive, detail-oriented, and accurate
  • Ability to work independently in an unstructured environment managing multiple deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills
  • BA/BS required with a preference for finance or related degree
  • Experience of 5-7 years in the investment industry, performance background preferred
  • Advanced experience working with Microsoft Office applications including Excel, Access
  • Mentoring experience preferred
  • Interest in obtaining CIPM or CFA designation

Compensation, Benefits & Training

At Callan, you can expect:

  • A generous compensation and benefits package, including base salary, bonus, 401(k) matching, profit sharing, health/medical/dental/vision benefits, monthly communications stipend, tuition assistance, and more
  • Training for all Callan databases, research, and other systems
  • Access to team-building events, community outreach opportunities, and wellness events


As an employee-owned firm, Callan is committed to giving long-term successful professionals an opportunity to become equity partners.

About Callan

Founded in 1973, Callan is a one of the largest employee-owned investment consulting firms in the U.S., with more than $3 trillion in assets under advisement. We provide thoughtful, research-driven advice to large institutional investors including pension and defined contribution plans, endowments, foundations, insurance companies, and health care organizations. Because we are independently owned and not beholden to outside shareholders, we help raise the industry standard by orienting everything we do around our clients’ goals.

Callan has 190 employees and is headquartered in San Francisco with five additional offices throughout the U.S. 

Callan is an equal opportunity employer.

Please email a cover letter and resume referencing “Senior Performance Analyst” to [email protected].

*Subject to applicable law, only fully vaccinated employees will be permitted to enter Callan offices, travel on company business, and attend company sponsored events. A proof of vaccination will be required upon hire.