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“Alvia appoints recently retired and industry admired Jim Christensen to Chair Investment Committee”

Jim Christensen Eases into Investment Committee Chair post retirement from QIC

Former QIC CIO Jim Christensen has been appointed chair and independent member of a boutique Brisbane-based firm’s investment advisory committee following his retirement late last year.

The appointment to Alvia Asset Partners’ Investment Committee, which took effect earlier this month will add his prominent voice to an already strong cohort of seasoned investors managing a portfolio of in excess of $200M.

Christensen retired from managing QIC’s state investments team in September 2021, after spending almost six years with the fund, the last two as state CIO.

Prior to rejoining QIC in 2016, he served as CIO at Telstra Super for six years.

The Sunshine-state based investment maven said he made the decision to join Alvia’s Investment Advisory Committee because he understood his retirement was never going to be an idle time, particularly when studying and analysing financial markets and investments had been his life’s work.

“I joined Alvia’s independent investment committee because I could see a great opportunity to share my perspective and the lessons learned on the way, and savoured the idea of working alongside a group of driven and enthusiastic professionals and their clients.

“It’s exciting to be involved at the coal face with the next generation of investment leaders and I share the Alvia team’s passion for researching far and wide for the best risk-adjusted opportunities,” Christensen said.

Alvia Asset Partners Director & COO Eddie Barrett said he was looking forward to the opportunity to work closely with someone with Christensen’s depth of experience.

“We’re delighted to have someone with such a distinguished career join our committee to help support our investment approach and drive the achievement of our clients’ financial goals and objectives.

“Our strategy has always been to focus on generating absolute returns for our clients, regardless of market fluctuations, and to re-educate clients on how to better approach the issue of risk when it comes to managing wealth – and Jim’s investment philosophy strongly complements this approach,” Barrett said

 

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