Why Callan

As one of the largest independently owned investment consulting firms in the U.S., Callan is focused on business objectives that solely benefit our clients. This means you get access to a more stable consulting team supported by tools, data, and resources that could only be built by an organization with an exclusive focus on your needs.

Learn about our founder Ed Callan (pictured left)

The best attributes
of a large and small firm

In addition to robust resources that allow us to serve as an extension of your staff, you will receive tailored recommendations unconstrained by “buy lists” or embedded biases. You can count on accurate, timely, and custom reports generated from our proprietary data and performance measurement systems. And you will receive relevant research, education, and dialogue from our experts, delivered to you through the Callan Institute.

Read the P&I 50th anniversary issue celebrating Callan Executive Chairman Ron Peyton

Our mission and values

Our mission is to advance each client’s investment goals. To achieve our mission, we will apply our resources and experience to develop and implement custom solutions on behalf of our clients. 

In partnering with our clients, we follow five core values:

  • Keep client interests paramount
  • Support the success of each associate
  • Commit to quality and collaboration
  • Work with integrity and inclusiveness
  • Honor every commitment

These have been Callan’s values since the firm’s founding five decades ago and have guided everything we do for our clients.


Employee shareholders

Our independent ownership has bridged generations and continues to be our reason for success.



Years of industry research

We founded the Callan Institute in 1980 with a mission to improve the investing ecosystem through research, education, and dialogue. 


Strategies in proprietary database

That’s comparable to leading database providers, couple with 45+ years of consulting expertise.

Client collaboration

We exist because of you. Listening to your insights and closely collaborating with you make us more knowledgeable and more in tune to the needs of the beneficiaries we collectively serve.

Ron Peyton

Diverse perspectives

We value diversity of opinion. Because we all have different backgrounds and experiences, we are open to new ideas and perspectives that help find solutions for your unique situation.

Callan turns 50

Callan turned 50 in 2023, and we know who to thank for that. Our clients. 

Come partner with us.

Come work with us.