Tom Breaden, CFA serves as the director of analytics for the Hyas Group and leads the firm’s analytics department which includes oversight and project management in support of the firm’s defined contribution plan, defined benefit plan, non-qualified deferred compensation plan, and OPEB clients. He conducts asset allocation analyses, vendor reviews, investment option due diligence, and prepares managers search reports which analyze both quantitative and qualitative aspects of the funds within Hyas Group client line-ups. Mr. Breaden conducts manager interviews, authors white papers and special analyses on current market trends and meets directly with clients when his technical expertise is required to explain manager search presentations and watch list discussions.
Prior to joining the Hyas Group as a senior analyst in 2011, Mr. Breaden worked for five years at Heintzberger Payne as an analyst and director of research where his primary duties included developing and guiding investment decisions, manager due diligence, performance reporting, and other duties associated with the firm’s investment advisory and third party administrative branches. Mr. Breaden graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Oregon with dual majors in History and Economics and received a Master of Science in Economics from Portland State University. Mr. Breaden has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a member of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute and the CFA Society Portland.