This is a past event. Registration is closed. View other Responsible Investment Association Australasia events.
Chris Chen (Vice President and Senior Investment Director of American Century Investments)

Chris Chen

Vice President and Senior Investment Director of American Century Investments

Chris is vice president and a senior investment director for American Century Investments, a premier investment manager headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri. He is based in the company’s Hong Kong office. Chris is responsible for representing the firm’s investment capabilities and views across all asset classes to clients in Asia and Australia. Prior to joining American Century Investments in 2018, he was a director and client portfolio manager for Baring Asset Management, covering multi-asset strategies. Previously, he was a client portfolio manager for Mirae Asset Global Investment, where he covered Asia equity products.

Carly Hammond (Impact Investment Forum Program Manager at Responsible Investment Association Australasia)

Carly Hammond

Impact Investment Forum Program Manager at Responsible Investment Association Australasia

Carly’s focus is on building business as force for good and harnessing the power of individuals to effect change whether as a consumer, business owner or investor. As Head of Marketing and the Impact Investment Forum Program Manager for RIAA, she is focused on growing awareness of and deepening participation in responsible, ethical and impact investing. She is a non-Executive Director for B Lab Australia & New Zealand, and was previously the Director of Engagement and Communications at Impact Investing Australia where she played a central role putting impact investing on the map and engaging new market participants.

Christina Leijonhufvud (CEO of BlueMark)

Christina Leijonhufvud

CEO of BlueMark

Christina Leijonhufvud is the CEO of BlueMark, an independent impact verification business, where she is responsible for leading all aspects of the business strategy, new product development, and external relations. As a Co-Founder of Tideline, BlueMark’s sister company, she also oversees the firm’s strategy and operations and has led many of the firm’s consulting engagements with leading asset managers, institutional investors, foundations, and select ultra-high-net-worth family offices and non-profits. Christina is an active member of the G7 Impact Taskforce, where she works in collaboration with global leaders in business, impact investing, and public policy to improve “Impact Transparency, Integrity and Reporting.”

Prior to Tideline, Christina was Managing Director at J.P. Morgan where she led a ratings advisory business and several risk management groups, including for the credit portfolio and emerging markets trading businesses. She also created an innovative methodology for measuring and managing country risk and advised numerous sovereign governments on their public credit ratings. In 2007, Christina created and launched J.P. Morgan’s Social Finance business, a novel investment banking unit that published seminal research on impact investing, made proprietary investments in impact funds, and structured and distributed innovative impact products to clients, such as the Global Health Investment Fund, sponsored by the Gates Foundation. Christina holds a MSc from the London School of Economics, MA from George Washington University, and a BA from UCLA.

Kerry Series (Partner at Inspire Australian Equities)

Kerry Series

Partner at Inspire Australian Equities

Kerry is the founder of Inspire Australian Equities and Portfolio Manager of the Inspire Australian Equities Fund. With over 30 years’ experience in the stock-market, he is now focused on impact investing in listed equities. Prior to launching the Inspire Fund, Kerry was a co-founder of Perennial Investment Partners in 1999, which grew to $20bn in funds under management within 7 years, and Eight Investment Partners in 2010, which manages around $500m in small companies’ portfolios.

Matthew Tominc (Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Conscious Investment Management)

Matthew Tominc

Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Conscious Investment Management

Matthew is the founder and Chief Investment Officer at Conscious Investment Management, a real-assets focused impact investment fund manager.

Former head of investments and head of impact investing at Light Warrior Group, a Melbourne based family office.

Previously worked at Goldman Sachs and holds a Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree from The University of Melbourne.