Christina joined Downing in January 2019 as Director. She is responsible for engaging with private clients and their advisers, with a view to building long-term relationships based on trust and consistency of approach. Christina spent four years in a UK-based multi-family office, gaining a wealth of experience working with private clients, family offices and intermediaries on alternative investments. Prior to that, she set up a university commercialisation business to take new research methods and intellectual property to market, and was an academic before that. Christina holds a PhD in philosophy from the University of Sussex and has completed the Investment Management Certificate.