Telstra Super’s CIO is set to return to institutional investment manager Queensland Investment Commission (QIC), where he spent nearly 13 years before joining the corporate super giant.
According to a QIC release Jim Christensen will join QIC on 11 January 2016 as managing director, global multi-asset. He will report to QIC chief executive Damien Frawley.
Mr Christensen, joined Telstra Super from QIC in 2010. He currently oversees a team of some 20 employees, who manage a diverse portfolio, including global and Australian equities, currency and property.
“Jim leaves the fund in a great position with an extremely strong investment team built over his tenure. The team will continue to manage our funds following the same strategies that have made our fund so successful. We wish Jim all the best and thank him for his huge contribution to Telstra Super over the last six years,” said Chris Davies, Telstra Super’s chief executive.
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, Mr 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.“
According to QIC, 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.
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