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Mentor Lunch with Christine Helsdon Tekker of Manulife

Tuesday, June 5th 2018
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Toronto, ON

Mentor Lunch with Christine Helsdon Tekker

What does a career in debt capital markets look like? As Head of Canadian Credit for Manulife's General Account Investment division, Christine Helsdon Tekker will share her story. She has worked for financial institutions in both Canada and the UK in roles including: corporate banking, syndication, portfolio management and credit fixed income.

About WCM Mentor Lunches
WCM Mentor Lunches are an opportunity for a small number of professionals to meet informally with a leader in the industry over a round-table lunch. The leader shares experiences, insights and advice with professionals in the early stages of their financial industry or Capital Markets careers. This series is intended for junior to mid-stage professionals.

Christine Helsdon Tekker

Managing Director, Head of Canadian Credit, Investment Division, Manulife

Christine Helsdon Tekker has more than 20 years of capital markets experience in corporate banking, syndications, portfolio management and credit risk. As the Managing Director and Head of Canadian Credit within Manulife's Investment Division, Christine focuses on Manulife's balance sheet credit investment strategy. In this capacity, Christine's responsibilities include public bonds, private debt, project finance and P3 fixed income investments. While most of her career has been based in Toronto, Christine spent the early years working for an investment bank in London, England. Since returning to Canada, she has led teams with a focus on credit portfolio management. She has also shared this passion as MBA faculty at York University's Schulich School of Business. Christine has been active in Diversity and Inclusion workplace initiatives for many years. Externally, she is a board member of the YWCA Toronto, an organization that helps our community's most vulnerable women. Christine holds an MBA and LLM. Outside of work, she and her husband spend a lot of time at swimming pools with their two teenaged competitive swimmers!

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