QIC – one of Australia’s largest institutional investment managers – has appointed Jim Christensen to the position of Managing Director, Global Multi-Asset.
Mr Christensen will commence with QIC on 11 January 2016 and report to the organisation’s CEO Damien Frawley.
For the past five years, Mr Christensen was Telstra Super’s Chief Investment Officer where he oversaw an internal investment team that managed a diverse portfolio including global and Australian equities, currency and property.
He gained industry accolades at Telstra Super including winning recognition as Chief Investment Officer of the Year.
Before his investment leadership position at Telstra Super, Mr Christensen was the Managing Director of QIC’s active management division where he led a team that delivered strong returns for a number of long-standing clients.
Commenting on Mr Christensen’s appointment, QIC CEO Damien Frawley said, “Jim is a well-regarded and successful investment executive and brings very contemporary skills and experience to QIC.
He possesses a unique blend of investment leadership expertise across multiple asset classes, a whole-of-cycle-investment philosophy and client-first ethos.
He knows QIC well from his previous tenure as an investment leader with asset allocation and active management responsibilities.
The combination of his QIC corporate DNA and excellence of his Telstra Super achievements means that Jim is well placed to build on what our Global Multi-Asset team has accomplished for their clients over many years.”
Mr Christensen’s appointment has been part of a planned succession process that sees Adriaan Ryder primarily focus on strategic level investment advice and relationships with the Queensland government and investment opportunities, and relationships, across the global sovereign wealth fund and public fund community. These are key areas critical to the strategy and direction of QIC and its clients.
“With his experience and expertise, it will be extremely beneficial for QIC to have Adriaan concentrate on these key areas moving forward” said Mr Frawley.
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