Christopher Joye

Christopher Joye

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Christopher Joye is the Founder, Chief Investment Officer, and Portfolio Manager of Coolabah Capital. In this role, he is responsible for the firm's research and asset pricing, portfolio management, investment decisions, and general business management. Joye is well recognized as one of Australia’s leading economists, policy advisors, and fund managers. In February 2009, he was invited by the Rockefeller and MacArthur Foundations to advise the Obama Administration on the United States housing crisis.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • Joye is a Contributing Editor with The Australian Financial Review. 
  • He is Co-Chief Investment Officer at Smarter Money Investments.
  • He was the Founder of Rismark International, an award‐winning research and investment group.
  • He has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.
  • In 2007, he was selected by The Bulletin magazine as one of Australia’s “10 Smartest CEOs.”
  • In 2007, He was named by BRW Magazine as one of “Australia’s Top 10 Innovators”. 
  • In 2008, the Australian Government invested $15 billion behind a policy proposal developed by him to provide liquidity to the Australian RMBS market to mitigate the effects of the GFC. 
  • In 2009, The Australian newspaper selected him as one of Australia’s top 10 “Emerging Leaders” in its wealth category. 
  • In 2019, the Australian government committed $2 billion to invest in securitized SME loans on the basis of a policy proposal he developed for the Treasurer at the time to enhance competition and liquidity in the SME finance sector.