Investment Style and Approach
Christina Anthony is a Vice President, Director, Portfolio Manager, and Investment Advisor at Odlum Brown. In addition, she is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Christina focuses on managing diversified portfolios of high-quality securities for her clients with a long-term view. By recognizing the different objectives and risk tolerance levels of her clients, Christina customizes each portfolio to best reflect their personal needs. Christina first meets with clients to determine their appropriate asset allocation or balance of equities versus fixed income securities.
Her equity philosophy is to buy under-valued companies with strong management teams, proven track records and distinct competitive advantages in their industries. Her fixed income philosophy is to buy a diverse ladder of good quality corporate bonds with short terms to maturity in a cross-section of industries.
Christina obtained her Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in October 2000. 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 is a member of a five-person team providing superior client support services.
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 the Founder and Chair Emeritus of Forum for Women Entrepreneurs of BC (FWE BC), a non-profit organization that has mentored and educated women entrepreneurs across Canada over the past 16 years. She is currently the Chair of the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation Board and was formerly on the Board of Governors for Capilano University. In June 2011, Christina was honoured with the YWCA Women of Distinction Award in the Community Building category. In May 2011, Christina received the Association of Women in Finance Community Legacy Award. In February 2010, Christina was honoured by RBC with the opportunity to carry the Olympic torch for her outstanding community leadership.
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. She was invited by Minister Rick Thorpe in 2005 to be 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 their four children in Vancouver. She enjoys golfing, singing and playing piano.