James Veneruso, CFA, CAIA, is a Senior Vice President and defined contribution consultant in Callan's Fund Sponsor Consulting group based in the Summit, New Jersey office. Jimmy joined Callan in 2007 and is responsible for providing analytical support to Callan's DC clients and consultants. He is responsible for research and analysis of target date strategies and assists plan sponsor clients with target date manager searches and suitability studies. In this role, Jimmy meets regularly with investment managers to develop an understanding of their asset allocation, philosophy, investment policies, and organizational structures. He is a regular speaker at the "Callan College" and various investment forums, and his views have been featured in numerous publications. Jimmy is a shareholder of the firm.
Prior to joining Callan, Jimmy served over two years as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer in the Kingdom of Tonga. He served as project manager for the Future Farmers of Tonga program and taught at Queen Salote College.
Jimmy received his Master's in Economics from the University of Illinois and graduated with departmental honors earning a BS in Computer Science and Economics at Vanderbilt University. He has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and the CAIA designation. Jimmy is a member of the CFA Society of New York. He is a Level I FRM Candidate.