James Michael Gannon EA

Senior Investment Strategist, Vanguard Institutional Advisory Services

Contact Information

Vanguard Institutional Advisory Services
100 Vanguard Blvd.
MS 248
Malvern, PA 19355
480 713 7693
Jim Gannon, CFA, FSA, EA, is a senior investment actuary on the Pension Strategy and Analysis team of Vanguard Institutional Advisory Services. In this role he supports Vanguard's defined benefit pension investment advisory clients through asset liability modeling, risk analysis, and asset allocation projects. Additionally, Mr. Gannon is involved in the thought leadership process at Vanguard by authoring research papers on pertinent pension finance and investment topics. Before joining Vanguard in 2018, Mr. Gannon was the managing director of Asset Allocation and Risk Management in the Americas Institutional group at Russell Investments and before that was a consulting actuary at Towers Perrin and Kwasha Lipton. Mr. Gannon earned a B.S. in statistics from Lehigh University. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA), a CFA Charterholder, and an enrolled actuary under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

Developing Discount Rates in Public Sector Pension Valuation Developing Discount Rates in Public Sector Pension Valuation Webinar (March 11, 2020)

Things Pension Actuaries Should Know About Investments 2019 CCA Annual Meeting (October 28, 2019)


The Conference of Consulting Actuaries (CCA) serves only as a clearinghouse for providing a list of its members and their specific areas of practice. The information appearing with each members name regarding their practice areas was furnished by the member and has not been independently verified in any way by the CCA. Neither the CCA nor its officers, members, or staff make any warranties or representations as to the professional competency of these individuals. Each person who is considering the use of the services of an actuary listed is advised to make an independent judgment regarding their choice of persons whose services they wish to utilize.