Ronald D. Peyton is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Callan Associates Inc., an employee-owned firm whose mission is: "Collaborating with each client to build tailored and lasting investment solutions."
Ron provides firm-wide oversight by conferring with associates and clients to improve communications, process, and service quality. He regularly meets with senior industry professionals and actively engages in industry and community events to advocate for the institutional investment industry. Ron is Chairman of Callan's Management Committee and the Emerging and Minority, Women, or Disabled-owned Managers Committee and a member of Callan's Client Policy Review Committee. He is Chairman of Callan's Board of Directors and a shareholder of the firm.
He serves on the Board of the United Way of the Bay Area, for which he is the Development Committee Chair. He also serves as Chairman of CFA Institute Asset Manager Code of Professional Conduct Advisory Committee, and is a member of the Strategic Advisory Committee for the CFA Society San Francisco. Ron serves as "Counselor" for the Indiana University Kelley School of Business Dean's Council. He is also an advocate for the Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, which Callan has supported for more than 20 years.
Ron was past President of the Governing Board of the Filoli Center (an historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation), where he still serves on the Board and Executive Committee. He is a former member of the Advisory Board of the University of California, Berkeley Extension and the Castilleja School Investment Committee. From 1990 to 1999, he served on the Association for Investment Management and Research (AIMR, now known as CFA Institute) Performance Standards Implementation Committee (now known as Global Investment Performance Standards, or GIPS) and was Chairman of the real estate sub-committee.
Prior to joining Callan in 1974, in addition to other financial responsibilities, Ron worked with Marathon Oil Company's pension investments while serving as an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve. Ron earned an MBA degree in Finance and a BS degree in Accounting at Indiana University.