John C. Simmons

Senior Vice President at Callan LLC

John C. Simmons

John C. Simmons

Senior Vice President at Callan LLC

Biography

Mr. Simmons is president and managing director of Nuveen Investment Solutions and helps NIS clients with issues including the establishment and monitoring of investment policy, risk budgeting, the structuring of multiple-manager teams and performance attribution and risk analysis. From 1999 to 2007 he served in many roles at R&T, finishing as principal and senior consultant on several of the firm’s institutional retainer relationships. Before joining R&T, Mr. Simmons was in equity research and analysis and risk management following his retirement from professional baseball.
Mr. Simmons earned a BA in English (cum laude) and an MBA with an emphasis in Financial Trading and Practice, both from Saint Xavier University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder and an active member of a number of organizations, including the CFA Society of Chicago, the CFA Institute, the Economic Club of Chicago, the Executives’ Club of Chicago, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the Association of Professional Ball Players of America.

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Nuveen Investment Solutions, Inc.

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President at Saint Xavier University

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Director-Center for Religion & Public Disclosure at Saint Xavier University

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Chief Executive Officer & Chief Research Officer at Callan LLC

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Executive Chairman at Callan LLC

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President at Callan LLC

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Executive Vice President & Director-Research at Callan LLC

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Senior Vice President at Callan LLC
Education
BA in English, cum laude

SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY (SXU) EDUCATES MEN AND WOMEN TO SEARCH FOR THE TRUTH, THINK CRITICALLY, COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY, AND SERVE WISELY AND COMPASSIONATELY IN SUPPORT OF HUMAN DIGNITY AND THE COMMON GOOD.

MBA, Financial Trading & Practice
Memberships
Active Member
Current

The Mission of the CFA Institute is to lead the investment profession globally by promoting the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence for the ultimate benefit of society.

Active Member
Current

Founded in 1922 as The Chicago Council on Foreign Relations, the Council is one of the oldest and most prominent international affairs organizations in the United States. Independent and nonpartisan, The Chicago Council is committed to influencing the discourse on global issues through contributions to opinion and policy formation, leadership dialogue, and public learning.

Active Member
Current

One of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious organizations, founded in 1911, the Club facilitates strategic relationship development, intellectual exchange and development of future leaders. Through our Global Leaders, Women’s Leadership, Chicago CEO Series and other programming, we bring together business, civic and academic leaders from all industries to discuss strategies that address challenges and opportunities affecting Chicago and the world.

Career History
Senior Vice President
Current

Callan Associates' Trust Advisory Group (TAG) specializes in the design, implementation, and ongoing management of multi-manager and discretionary portfolios for institutional investors. They firm applies a process-driven approach to building efficient, low cost portfolios. All portfolios are built on the basis of a clearly articulated top-down approach that is grounded in academic or empirical research. This top-down discipline creates a set of portfolio construction rules for every portfolio which help to take the emotion out of the manager selection and rebalancing process. All sub-advisors for TAG undergo a rigorous qualitative and quantitative evaluation, both before being hired, and on an on-going basis. This process is designed to ensure that they are meeting their performance objectives as part of the overall portfolio design, and that they continue to represent the best candidate for the specific role that they fill. TAG serves as the sponsor and adviser to Callan's small-cap and micro-cap value funds, the Callan GlidePath target date funds, the KP Retirement Path target date funds, and a number of relationships where Callan serves as the outsourced CIO.

President & Managing Director
1999 - Prior

Nuveen Investment Solutions, Inc. provides investment advice. The firm its services to insurance companies, investment companies, pension and profit sharing plans, corporate plan sponsors, public funds, state or municipal government entities, foundations, endowments and investment managers. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Professional
Prior

Arthur Andersen LLP used to provide accounting services. It was also into consulting services for clients that operate businesses throughout the United States and around the world. Arthur Andersen was founded in 1913 and was headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY (SXU) EDUCATES MEN AND WOMEN TO SEARCH FOR THE TRUTH, THINK CRITICALLY, COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY, AND SERVE WISELY AND COMPASSIONATELY IN SUPPORT OF HUMAN DIGNITY AND THE COMMON GOOD.

Awards & Honors
CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst)
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