Callan, an institutional investment consulting firm, has hired Catherin Beard, CFA, as senior vice president in the expanding Alternatives Consulting group.
Beard is to join the Chicago office and will provide consulting and research across alternatives, with a particular focus on private credit and diversifying strategies. She will report to Pete Keliuotis, executive vice president and head of alternatives consulting at Callan.
“Catherine brings tremendous value to the Callan team, including extensive experience and a strong reputation as an investor, consultant, and allocator,” says Keliuotis. “We expect her to contribute strongly to our research, consulting, education, and business development efforts across alternatives at Callan.”
Beard brings over 20 years of experience in the alternative investment space, working in investment research and portfolio management roles at banks, hedge funds, consultants and asset management firms. Prior to joining Callan, Beard was a principle and director of research at Blueprint Capital.
“I am eager to join the Callan team to help bring broadened alternatives solutions to its deep client base,” says Beard. “I believe that Callan is well positioned to build a first-class alternatives effort.”