Christian is a Partner in the Mill Valley office.
Prior to joining Cerity Partners, Christian was Chief Investment Officer for Brouwer & Janachowski. He oversaw the company’s Portfolio Management Group, which is responsible for research, strategy, and investment management of all client portfolios. He was also responsible for the specialty law firm client practice group Smart Counsel. Christian was a Principal of the firm, and a member of the senior management team and the company’s Investment Committee. He also published the company’s weekly blog of economic and market insights. Christian currently serves on the Investment Adviser Association’s (IAA) Nominating Committee for a three-year term from 2020-2023.
Christian has written for InvestmentNews, Forbes, Advisor Perspectives and Ignites, and appeared regularly on CNBC, Bloomberg TV, and radio. He serves on the board of directors of the Marin Economic Forum, which promotes Marin County’s economic vitality while seeking to increase social equity and protect the environment. He also serves on the board of TeenSmart, a teen health program in Costa Rica.
Prior to joining Brouwer & Janachowski, Christian was President and Chief Executive Officer of Sentinel Investments, which managed more than $28 billion in fixed income and equities for institutional and retail clients. He was the lead portfolio manager for Sentinel’s multi-strategy funds. Christian has worked in the international and U.S. investment management industry for five decades in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, starting his career as an analyst and portfolio manager with Samuel Montagu & Co. in London.
Christian graduated as a Baker Scholar from Harvard Business School earning a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in finance. He also earned a First Class Honours degree in history from the Courtauld Institute, London University.
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