Ivan "Butch" Cliff, CFA, is an Executive Vice President and Director of Research. He is responsible for the following groups: Global Manager Research, Capital Markets & Alternatives Research and Published Research. Butch is a member of Callan's Management, Client Policy Review, Institute Advisory and Alternatives Review Committees. He is also a Portfolio Manager and member of the Investment Committee that oversees all of Callan's discretionary multi-manager solutions. Butch is a shareholder of the firm.
Butch joined the Programming Group of Callan in 1989 and was instrumental in developing sophisticated performance analytics as well as solutions to data processing and management problems. In 1993 he became the Manager of the Database Group with responsibility for coordinating the design and implementation of performance measurement operations as well as overseeing the development and maintenance of Callan's databases. Butch was made Director of Operations in 2000 and has responsibility for the management and development of all Callan's performance monitoring systems and personnel. In 2007, Butch became the Director of Investment Research & Operations with responsibilities expanded to include oversight of Callan's Global Manager Research activities.
Prior to joining Callan, Butch worked for two years at Gifford Fong Associates developing analytical software for fixed income money managers.
Butch earned a BA in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley and he is a holder of the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.