MA CRISTINA B. GABALDON, CPA, CFA
Head of Equities
Sun Life Investment Management and Trust Corporation (SLIMTC)
Ms. Gabaldon is responsible for constructing fundamental and tactical strategies for the various equity-laced portfolios in SLIMTC, as well as managing equites research.
Prior to joining Sun Life, Cristina was an AVP and Senior Equity Fund Manager at BPI Asset Management, managing more than Php10bn of the firm’s equity mutual funds. She started her fund management career in Union Bank of the Philippines as an equity portfolio manager, later rising to Chief Investment Officer for the asset management division of the bank, overseeing various portfolio mandates for both equity and fixed income.
She is a seasoned investment professional with more than 14 years of fund management experience handling both equity and fixed income portfolios. Her funds managed have won numerous awards from Philippine Investment Fund Association (PIFA) and the Reuters Lipper Award. She was also voted in the The Asset awards for Asian Currency Bonds.
Cristina holds a bachelor’s degree in Commerce major in Applied Economics and Accountancy from De La Salle University, and is a Certified Public Accountant and a CFA Charter holder. She also served as a Trustee of the CFA Philippines as Treasurer (2014-2018) and is currently part of the board of trustees of Fund Managers Association of the Philippines (FMAP) as VP heading the Capital Markets Committee. She has also passed the Treasury Certification Program, SEC Fixed Income Salesman, and the Trust Operations and Investment Management Course.