Vice President, Senior Portfolio Analyst

Trust Advisory Group - San Francisco

About the Position

Callan is seeking a professional with a minimum of 10 years institutional consulting or portfolio management experience to fill the position of Senior Portfolio Analyst in the Trust Advisory Group (TAG). The analyst will collaborate with the Discretionary Oversight Committee and TAG staff to support existing clients, as well as partner with Fund Sponsor Consulting (FSC) developing new relationships. The analyst will be expected to work in a collegial fashion with the existing team and demonstrate the ability to work independently in the support of this growing business line.

Client Responsibilities

  • Work as part of a consulting team on existing client relationships. This will include attendance at regular meetings, development of client work plans, marshaling Callan resources to deliver best-in-class work on an ongoing basis in the areas of asset allocation, investment structure, manager selection, and monitoring.
  • Monitor existing client portfolios by reviewing quarterly performance measurement reports, attending in-house manager meetings, conducting on-site visit with investment managers employed in discretionary portfolios, and working closely with the Global Manager Research Group.
  • Research and respond to all client requests.
  • Make presentations to clients, as necessary.

Prospective Clients/New Business Generation

  • Collaborate with TAG investment staff on platform design and customization of client portfolio solutions.
  • Work closely with FSC on RFP responses.
  • Contribute to writing comprehensive proposals as necessary to ensure the delivery of high-quality materials.
  • Work closely with senior TAG investment staff to design, create, and customize client deliverables, platform overview, and finals presentation materials.
  • Make finals presentations.

Research and Education

  • Assist in developing customized educational information and/or seminars for clients.
  • Coordinate research efforts for clients.
  • Contribute to topical white papers from time to time.
  • Represent and participate (or present) Callan at industry events and events sponsored by the Callan Institute.


  • Prefer at least 10 years of direct consulting or multi-manager portfolio management experience.
  • Strong writing skills and the ability to communicate with clarity and confidence.
  • Strong attention to detail and presentation skills.
  • Self-motivated but able to work with a team in a collegial fashion.
  • Experience working for or with institutional investors in the design, monitoring and implementation of total portfolio solutions.
  • Ability to engage and partner with internal subject matter experts to lever the depth of talent at the firm.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and clients simultaneously.
  • Ability to form supportable opinions and succinctly communicate such to coworkers and clients.


  • Detail-oriented
  • Self-motivated
  • Proactive
  • Team player
  • Willingness to travel
  • Ongoing desire to learn and a drive to improve


  • Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree preferred
  • CAIA and/or CFA candidate preferred
  • Minimum 10 years of industry experience


  • Callan offers a competitive compensation package including base salary and annual bonus.
  • Long-term successful professionals may become equity partners in the firm.
  • Callan offers a generous benefits package.

Please email a resume, cover letter, and a writing sample referencing “Senior Portfolio Analyst” to

About Callan

Callan was founded as an employee-owned investment consulting firm in 1973. Ever since, we have empowered institutional clients with creative, customized investment solutions backed by proprietary research, exclusive data, and ongoing education. Today, Callan advises on more than $2 trillion in total fund sponsor assets, which makes it among the largest independently owned investment consulting firms in the U.S. We use a client-focused consulting model to serve pension and defined contribution plan sponsors, endowments, foundations, independent investment advisers, investment managers, and other asset owners. Callan has six offices throughout the U.S.

About the Trust Advisory Group

The Trust Advisory Group (TAG) is responsible for the design, construction, and implementation of Callan’s discretionary asset management solutions. These discretionary solutions are multi-manager in nature and range from single-asset class funds to total portfolio solutions and overall plan design. TAG leverages all aspects of Callan’s core research units in the development and maintenance of our solutions and partners closely with the Fund Sponsor Consulting group in client support and discretionary business development. Client relationships are spread across the defined contribution, defined benefit, and endowment and foundation marketplaces.

Callan LLC is an equal opportunity employer.