Government Pension Plans

A research-driven, tailored approach for the long term

Your beneficiaries and stakeholders want transparency, sound governance, and solid investment performance to meet your plan’s long term expected rate of return. You carefully set a strategic plan, evaluate investment opportunities and risk, and consider costs within a complex investment structure. Callan will partner with you every step of the way.

As one of largest independent investment consulting firms, we’ve advised many of the country’s biggest government pension plans for more than 50 years. 

We’ve listened and learned from clients like you. Your unique characteristics and complexities require a tailored approach supported by a well-documented, research driven, peer-reviewed process.

We will partner with you for the long term through policy reviews, market cycles, adjustments to your strategic asset allocation, selection of public and private market managers, and cost management evaluations. 

We will provide you with the education, research and tailored reporting you need to make and support your decisions. 

Our experienced consultants — backed by expert research specialists — will work with you to create a true investment partnership that keeps your unique needs, goals, and beneficiaries at the center of the conversation.

For government pension plans, it’s a challenge to:

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Take the long view


Carefully consider risk

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Set a plan

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Seek to lower costs

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Navigate regulatory changes

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Government pension plan clients

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Years Callan has served government pension plan clients

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Government pension plan assets under advisement

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Our people are our biggest strength and differentiator. We pride ourselves on a collaborative culture that supports a team-based approach to investment consulting, resulting in strong retention rates among our professionals and our clients.

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How we work with you.


Step 1

Strategic planning & asset allocation


Step 2

Policy development & risk assessment


Step 3

Manager structure


Step 4

Manager evaluation & selection


Step 5

Portfolio monitoring & ongoing education


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