Tuesday, July 24, 2012
GAM creates Investment Advisory Board for Managed Portfolio business
GAM today announced the creation of a new Investment Advisory Board for its Managed Portfolio business.
The Investment Advisory Board (IAB), chaired by Graham Wainer, GAM’s Global Head of Investments – Managed Portfolios, will formally bring together a number of senior investment specialists. These will include leading GAM investment managers, Niall Gallagher, Tim Haywood and Anthony Lawler, as well as independent, external global strategists, James Aitken (Aitken Advisors) and Graham Turner (GFC Economics).
The IAB will be responsible for determining general investment strategy, asset allocation and positioning across fixed income, currencies, equities and alternative investments for GAM’s discretionary Managed Portfolio assets. It will work very closely with the existing investment teams, who will maintain overall responsibility for client portfolios and commingled fund products.
Graham Wainer commented: “To deal effectively with the formidable challenges that financial markets continue to present, we have established a new board to advise on strategic asset allocation in our Managed Portfolio business. I am confident that by bringing together this highly respected group of experienced investors we will considerably strengthen our understanding of market dynamics and the opportunities they create across the investment spectrum. This in turn will enable us to make well informed investment decisions and enhance the overall investment results we deliver to our clients.”