Ryan Ball, CFA, is a Senior Vice President in Callan's Chicago Fund Sponsor Consulting office. Ryan works with a variety of plan sponsor clients in the Midwest region including defined benefit plans, defined contribution plans, multi-employer plans, endowments and foundations. His responsibilities include strategic planning, implementation, performance evaluation, and continuing education. Ryan is a member of Callan's Alternatives Review Committee and is a shareholder of the firm.
Prior to joining Callan in 2009, Ryan worked at Stratford Advisory Group in Chicago. During his eight years at Stratford, Ryan served as a lead consultant to the firm's institutional clients, led the firm's fixed income research effort and was a member of their Investment Committee. He most recently served as a Managing Director tasked with developing and marketing a hedge fund of funds strategy for Stratford's parent company. Prior to Stratford, Ryan served as a fixed income analyst at Lincoln Capital Management. His work experience also includes serving as an analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
Ryan earned his MBA in Finance from DePaul University's Kellstadt Graduate School of Business and a BBA in Finance from The University of Iowa. Ryan earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.