John Pirone, CFA, FRM, CAIA, is a Senior Vice President and a consultant in the Capital Markets Research group. He is responsible for assisting clients with their strategic investment planning, conducting asset allocation studies, developing optimal investment manager structures, and providing custom research on a variety of investment topics.
Prior to joining Callan in 2015, John was a Managing Director at BlackRock in the Client Solutions Group, advising major institutional clients throughout the Americas on total portfolio strategy issues.
From 1997 to 2009, John was a Client Advisory Strategist at Barclays Global Investors. Previously, he was a Fixed Income Analyst at Gifford Fong Associates.
John is co-author of "Optimizing Manager Structure and Budgeting Manager Risk" which received the Bernstein Fabozzi/Jacobs Levy award from The Journal of Portfolio Management.
John earned a MSc in Finance from the London Business School, a MA in Economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a BA in Biology from Washington University in St. Louis. John is a holder of the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. He has earned the right to use the Financial Risk Manager and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designations and is a member of the CFA Society of San Francisco and CFA Institute.