Christine Hurtsellers is Chief Investment Officer of Fixed Income at ING U.S. Investment Management, leading a team of more than 100 investment professionals. She is a member of the ING Global Investment Leadership Team and board member of Pomona Capital. Before assuming the leadership of Fixed Income and Proprietary Investments, Christine was head of Structured Finance from 2005–08. Her mortgage-backed securities team was responsible for the highly successful track record of ING's proprietary mortgage derivatives portfolios, and she directed portfolio and sector strategy across fixed income asset classes. Prior to joining ING U.S. Investment Management in 2004, Christine developed extensive mortgage portfolio management experience, most notably at the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (“Freddie Mac”), where she led the agency guaranteed retained portfolio team with $650 billion in assets under management. Prior to that role, Christine managed multiple products for Freddie Mac, including mortgage derivatives, adjustable rate mortgages and collateralized mortgage obligations (CMOs); Christine was a key member of the Group that pioneered multiple strategies that today are the market standard, including the use of specified collateral in CMO deals, and the pooling of moderate and high loan balance specified pass-throughs, and the issuance of Reference REMICs. Prior to Freddie Mac, she was a portfolio manager responsible for mortgages and structured products at Alliance Capital Management and Banc One, and a client consultant at Pentalpha Capital group. Christine is on the Board of Councilors for the Carter Center and served on the advisory board for the nationally recognized Kennesaw University Collegiate Recovery Program. Christine earned a B.A. in finance (with high honors) from Indiana University Kelley School of Business and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.