Christopher graduated from University College London and then took an MSc in economic history from the London School of Economics. He worked as a member of the Asian equities team at Capel Cure Myers in London, before joining Guardian Royal Exchange in 1991. At GRE, he launched and managed the GRE Japan Trust and was head of Asia Pacific equities. He spent eight years at Lombard Odier from 1995, where he managed Japanese portfolios for institutional clients, as well as the Asia Pacific component of EAFE funds. Immediately prior to joining LGM in Hong Kong in 2006, he worked in Hong Kong with the investment banking boutique, Fox-Pitt, Kelton Ltd, specialising in Asian and Japanese financials.