Alumni Spotlight – Kelly McShane, Vanguard

Eller PDC Coordinator Alumni Stories

Kelly McShaneWhen did you graduate from UA Eller?  What was your major?

I graduated from the University of Arizona Eller College of Management in May 2013, and I majored in Business Economics.

Why did you choose to work for Vanguard?

Throughout my job search during my senior year of college, I was looking for a reputable company with strong ethics, a mission that I believe in, and is well known in the industry. I was fortunate to discover Vanguard, a company that met all three criteria. Vanguard is known for doing the right thing, has a core mission of taking a stand for all investors, and is a well-known industry leader in a variety of things, including investments. It was a perfect fit! 

Brief description of job/responsibilities and your title

I currently work as an investment analyst in the Vanguard Investment Strategy Group. The Investment Strategy Group (ISG) is a component of Vanguard’s Investment Management Group (IMG) responsible for answering the question, “What does Vanguard think?” about a broad range of topics. These topics include Vanguard’s view on global markets and the economy, retirement savings and solutions, and portfolio construction and asset allocation, to name a few. The outputs from ISG can take many different shapes, however I am currently writing several white-papers, as well as conducting research surrounding international retirement issues and portfolio construction for large institutional clients. Overall, I enjoy the work because it is challenging and dynamic and allows me to learn something new every day.

What do you enjoy most about working at Vanguard?

I truly enjoy the culture of Vanguard and the people who I work with. It is a great feeling to work for a company that is known for doing the right thing and is trusted throughout the industry as a leader.  

What is your fondest UA memory?

I have many fond memories from my time at the UA. However, some of my favorites include Saturday football games, the Wildcats making it to the Elite Eight in 2011 (Bear Down!), and the 2013 graduation ceremony. 

Can students connect with you on LinkedIn?  If so, what’s your URL?