Portfolio Manager and Director
Odlum Brown Limited
Christina is a Portfolio Manager and Director at Odlum Brown Limited and the Founder and Chair of FWE BC. As a Portfolio Manager, she builds on this knowledge by helping clients meet their financial goals through Portfolio Managed Accounts (PMA) offering fee-based discretionary management for high net-worth individuals, corporations, foundations and trusts. She leads a five-person team providing superior client support services. Christina obtained her Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in October 2000.
Prior to joining Odlum Brown, Christina was a Portfolio Manager with Goldman Sachs in Seattle. She managed money for high net worth individuals in Vancouver and in Seattle, made investment-banking introductions to public and private companies, and helped clients with their equity management, fixed income portfolio management and single-stock risk management or hedging strategies. Christina has also worked with Goldman Sachs in New York where she traded Investment Grade Corporate Bonds, and spent two years in Investment Banking, helping companies in the northeast raise money for acquisitions. While at the University of British Columbia, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance, Christina was part of the Portfolio Management Foundation program and helped manage a $2mm endowment fund. She held internships in Frankfurt, Germany at Deutsche Asset Management and in Vancouver at Phillips, Hager & North Investment Management.
Christina is currently the President of the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs of BC (FWE BC), a non-profit organization she founded that helps women start, build and develop high-growth businesses in a "hands-on" way through educational and mentoring programs. She currently sits on the Board of the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation. Christina received the University of British Columbia’s Outstanding Young Alumnus Award in 2008, and was named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40™ in 2007. In 2006, Christina was named one of Canada’s Most Powerful Top 100 Women in the Champions category by the Women’s Executive Network and the Globe and Mail, and was a finalist for Business in Vancouver’s Influential Women in Business Awards. In 2002, Business in Vancouver named Christina one of the Top 40 Under 40 in BC. From 2005 to 2009, she served as a member of the Small Business Roundtable for BC, which provides recommendations to Government and the small business sector on issues, strategies and potential that will help to make British Columbia the most small-business-friendly jurisdiction in Canada.
Christina grew up in Richmond and currently lives with her husband Matthew and three children in Vancouver. She enjoys spending time with her family, singing and playing piano.