Crawford moves from First Sentier to Cbus

Executive Move


Cbus has named James Crawford as head of equity portfolio construction.

Crawford comes from First Sentier where he has spent the last five years as global head of investment specialists in the investment product and solutions division. He previously was an investment director with Wellington Management and held senior investment roles with Bernstein, IAG, and Towers Perrin.

This is one of several appointments announced by Cbus to bring investing functions in-house. John Longo and Serge Allaire are also set to join the fund as head of property and head of private equity, respectively.

"The quality of Cbus' Investment team has always been key to its success," said Cbus chief investment officer Kristian Folk. "We are an innovative long-term investor with a total portfolio perspective. As part of this approach, we focus on taking advantage of the Fund's scale by continuing to build in-house expertise to manage significantly larger funds under management and to continue to deliver strong long-term returns. These key new appointments support this strategy and our continued success for Cbus' members.

"I am delighted to welcome John, Serge and James to our team. Their expertise in property, private equity and equities will be key to our continued outperformance and maximising the retirement savings of our members."


February 2021

Global Head of Investment Specialists

First Sentier Investors


February 2021

Head of Equity Portfolio Construction