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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Invesco Lures a Risk Chief From Franklin

Reported by Neil Anderson, Managing Editor

Invesco [see profile] just named a new risk chief. Yesterday the Atlanta-based mutual fund firm revealed the hiring of Suzann Christensen as global head of enterprise risk, reporting to chief financial officer Loren Starr.

Christensen previously served as senior vice president of finance and chair of the enterprise risk management committee at Franklin Templeton.

"Her arrival reinforces Invesco's strong commitment to risk management," Starr stated, praising Christensen for her "broad-ranging risk management experience so critical to the success of a global asset manager."

Company Press Release

Atlanta, April 11, 2011 --- Invesco Ltd. (NYSE: IVZ) today announced that Suzanne Christensen has joined as global head of Enterprise Risk. In addition to assuming leadership of Invesco’s Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) efforts and working to further identify, monitor and manage key risks within our business, Christensen will oversee a global team responsible for all aspects of financial planning and analysis, management reporting and financial systems. She is based in Atlanta and reports to Loren M. Starr, chief financial officer.

“Suzanne Christensen joins Invesco with the broad-ranging risk management experience so critical to the success of a global asset manager,” said Starr. “Her arrival reinforces Invesco’s strong commitment to risk management --- one of the primary reasons we successfully weathered the recent financial crisis.”

Prior to joining Invesco, Christensen was senior vice president of Finance and chair of the Enterprise Risk Management Committee for Franklin Templeton Investments, where she served in several roles of increasing responsibility since joining in 1989.

Christensen, a CPA, received a B.S. with honors from the University of Florida’s Fisher School of Accounting and earned a Masters in Accounting from Florida Atlantic University. Suzanne is also Vice Chair of the AICPA Executive Committee’s Risk Assurance & Advisory Services Task Force, a body responsible for developing AICPA guidance for evaluating an organization’s enterprise risk management process. She is also a member of the Investment Company Institute’s Risk Management Committee.

Invesco is a leading independent global investment management company, dedicated to helping people worldwide build their financial security. By delivering the combined power of our distinctive worldwide investment management capabilities, Invesco provides a comprehensive array of enduring investment solutions for retail, institutional and high net worth clients around the world. Operating in more than 20 countries, the company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol IVZ. Additional information is available at www.invesco.com. 

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