Rusty Vanneman

Rusty Vanneman

Rusty Vanneman serves as Chief Investment Officer for Orion Advisor Solutions. In his role, he is responsible for leading CLS’s Portfolio Management Team and overseeing all investment operations at CLS, including investment philosophy, process, positioning, and performance. Mr. Vanneman is also responsible for internal and external communications regarding market environment and current investment strategies. He is part of the management team for several of CLS’s proprietary mutual funds. In 2018, Mr. Vanneman took on the role of President of CLS, in addition to his position as CIO.

Mr. Vanneman joined CLS in September 2012 as Chief Investment Officer. Previously, he served as Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager at Kobren Insight Management (KIM) in the greater Boston area. His 11-year tenure at KIM included a 5-year span during which the firm was owned by E*TRADE Financial and he served as the Senior Market Strategist for E*TRADE Capital. Prior to working at KIM, he was a Senior Analyst at Fidelity Management and Research (FMR Co) in Boston. He was also a Managing Analyst at Thomson Financial.

Mr. Vanneman received a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from Babson College where he graduated with high distinction. He has held the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation since 1994, and is a member of the CFA Institute. He has also been a Chartered Market Technician (CMT) since 1999, and is an active member of the CMT Association. In addition, Mr. Vanneman authored the book “Higher Calling: A Guide to Helping Investors Achieve Their Goals.” He was named one of the Top 10 Portfolio Managers to Watch by Money Management Executive in 2017.*

Did you know? Rusty had a brief stint as a cowboy near the town of Valentine in Cherry County, Nebraska.


  • Fill the Gap Episode Eighteen, with Rusty Vanneman, CMT, CFA

      Listen above, or subscribe on your favorite podcast service and never miss an update! Summary Thirty year veteran of the financial markets, decorated investment manager, leader of investment teams, and communicator of investment strategies joins us this month...