Telstra Super CIO moves back to QIC after five years

appointment chief investment officer

25 November 2015
| By Jassmyn |
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After five years as Telstra Super's chief investment officer (CIO) Jim Christensen will be returning to fund manager QIC as managing director for global multi-asset.

Prior to joining Telstra Super, Christensen was at QIC for 12 years where he headed the active management division.

Commenting on the appointment, QIC's chief executive, Damien Frawley, said Christensen had a unique blend of investment leadership expertise across multiple asset classes, a whole-of-cycle investment philosophy, and a 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."

QIC said the appointment was part of the firm's CIO Adriaan Ryder's focus on strategic level investment advice and the relationships with the Queensland government and investment opportunities, and relationships across the global sovereign wealth fund and public fund community.

At Telstra Super, Christensen oversaw an internal investment team that managed a diverse portfolio including global and Australian equities, currency, and property.

Telstra Super said Christensen's move back to Queensland was for family reasons. Christensen will start his new role on 11 January 2016.

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