Christian is Chief Strategist and oversees the Company's Portfolio Management Group, which is responsible for research, strategy, and investment management of all client portfolios. He is also responsible for the specialty law firm client practice group Smart Counsel. Christian is an equity owner in Brouwer & Janachowski, and a member of the senior management team and the Company’s Investment Committee. He also publishes the Company's weekly blog of economic and market insights.
Christian has written for InvestmentNews, Forbes, Advisor Perspectives and Ignites, and appears 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, and the boards of poverty advocacy group The Borgen Project and TeenSmart, a teen health program in Costa Rica. Prior to joining the Company, Christian was President and Chief Executive Officer of Sentinel Investments, which managed over $28 billion in fixed income and equities for institutional and retail clients, and was the lead portfolio manager on one of Sentinel’s multi-strategy funds. Christian has worked in the investment management industry for three decades in the US, 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 masters in Business Administration degree with a concentration in Finance. He also earned a first class honors degree in History from London University.