Christopher founded Phalanx in 2005 after an extensive trading and sales career. Prior to Phalanx, Christopher managed the Japanese multi-strategy portfolio for Daiwa Securities America, the Japanese and Asian relative value trading book for the Spear, Leeds, and Kellogg division of Goldman Sachs, and the Japanese convertible bond portfolio for Marin Capital.
Before moving to the trading side of the business, Christopher managed CB and derivatives sales to hedge funds for Merrill Lynch London and SBC Warburg’s Tokyo convertible bond desk. Christopher began his career trading commodity options for his own account on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade.
Christopher graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Marquette University in 1991.