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Insights & Thought Leadership

  • Trump: Can He?

    19 January 2017

    Investment opinions Trump: Can He?

    The inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States will be held tomorrow in Washington, D.C, marking the commencement of his four-year term in office. As featured on Citywire Wealth Manager, Julian Howard, Head of Multi Asset Solutions at GAM, considers what would constitute truly successful US economic policy and whether President-elect Trump can deliver it.

  • Has China put the Brake on M&A?

    17 January 2017

    Thematic Has China put the Brake on M&A?

    Roberto Bottoli, manager of GAM’s merger arbitrage strategy, discusses the significance of new capital controls measures imposed by China, namely restrictions on outbound mergers and acquisitions, and whether the political standoff between China and other countries on cross-border M&A is likely to be resolved.

  • EU Equities – Selection is Key

    12 January 2017

    Regional EU Equities – Selection is Key

    As featured on Investment Week, Niall Gallagher, Investment Director for European equities at GAM, explains why European companies continue to offer investors interest opportunities for returns in 2017, but warns that careful stock selection will be key.

  • 2017 Outlook – Contrarian Trades

    10 January 2017

    Investment opinions 2017 Outlook – Contrarian Trades

    A number of major political and economic events shaped financial markets in 2016, forcing investors to navigate a landscape of heightened volatility. But with uncertainty likely to continue through 2017, GAM’s investment managers have identified some unique investment opportunities that go against the grain.

  • 2017 Outlook - Key Events

    5 January 2017

    Investment opinions 2017 Outlook - Key Events

    With so much happening in parallel across political, economic and financial landscapes, it seems daunting to try to identify the one event that shaped 2016. In the following short statements, our investment experts share their predictions on which events will prove pivotal in 2017.

  • After the BRICs, it’s Time to Focus on the VARPs

    3 January 2017

    Regional After the BRICs, it’s Time to Focus on the VARPs

    Tim Love, Investment Director for emerging market equities at GAM, considers the major growth opportunities offered by Vietnam, Argentina, Romania and Pakistan.

  • 15 Years of the Euro

    29 December 2016

    Regional 15 Years of the Euro

    New Year’s Day will mark 15 years since the physical euro currency was implemented. Joachim Corbach, Head of Currencies & Commodities at GAM, considers the politics behind the introduction of the single currency, its future and what this means for investors.

  • From Cyborg to Cyber Monday

    28 December 2016

    Thematic From Cyborg to Cyber Monday

    The 1980s AI brought fears of a Terminator-style cyborg uprising, where humans became enslaved by their robotic overlords. This time round the big developments are focused around specific goals with more subtle impacts, namely in the areas of online shopping and digital butlers. Mark Hawtin and Chris Woodcock discuss the investment potential.

  • A Single Wish for 2017

    21 December 2016

    Investment opinions A Single Wish for 2017

    Twelve months ago Larry Hatheway published a holiday wish list of five things he hoped would prevail in 2016. Sadly, few of those wishes came true this year - so this year the list is pared to one.

  • 2017 Outlook – The Investment Themes to Watch

    19 December 2016

    Investment opinions 2017 Outlook – The Investment Themes to Watch

    2016 was a year of erratic markets and geopolitical shocks that sent fundamentals into the shadows. Bourses moved on speculation and surprise, challenging market participants. GAM’s investment experts put forward their key themes for the year ahead.


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  • Larry Hatheway on Markets - December 2016

    14 December 2016

    Larry Hatheway on Markets - December 2016

    GAM Chief Economist and Head of Investment Solutions Larry Hatheway comments on the outlook for global fixed income and equity markets.

  • Larry Hatheway on Markets - November 2016

    17 November 2016

    Larry Hatheway on Markets - November 2016

    GAM Chief Economist and Head of Investment Solutions Larry Hatheway comments on the outlook for global fixed income and equity markets.

  • Macro and asset allocation after trump

    9 November 2016

    Macro and asset allocation after trump

    A first reaction from Larry Hatheway, Chief Economist and Head of Multi Asset Portfolio Solutions, on the implication of the US election result for investors.

  • Larry Hatheway on Markets - October 2016

    21 October 2016

    Larry Hatheway on Markets - October 2016

    GAM Chief Economist and Head of Multi Asset Portfolio Solutions Larry Hatheway comments on the outlook for global fixed income and equity markets.

  • All Hail King Carry

    18 October 2016

    All Hail King Carry

    Following the death of the 60:40 portfolio, carry is creeping in as a fresh return-generation focus. Julian Howard, Investment Director, examines harnessing carry without relying on traditional fixed income securities.

  • Negative Yielding Corporate Bonds: Irrational?

    29 September 2016

    Negative Yielding Corporate Bonds: Irrational?

    The world of negative interest rates reached new levels earlier this month when the first negative yielding euro corporate bonds were sold. Enzo Puntillo, head of fixed income at GAM, considers the significance of this for investors.

  • Mirror, Mirror on the Wall...

    27 September 2016

    Mirror, Mirror on the Wall...

    Commodity markets are one of the best mirrors to capture economic and monetary reality. Christian Gerlach, portfolio manager of a commodity fund at GAM, explains their importance.

  • Larry Hatheway on Markets - September 2016

    20 September 2016

    Larry Hatheway on Markets - September 2016

    GAM Chief Economist and Head of Multi Asset Portfolio Solutions Larry Hatheway comments on the outlook for global fixed income and equity markets.

  • The Coming of Reflation

    31 August 2016

    The Coming of Reflation

    Despite measures taken by central banks to stimulate economic growth, inflation is well below target in all developed countries. Xavier Van Hove argues that monetary policy alone is not working and increased spending and investment are needed to return economies to trend-line growth.

  • Larry Hatheway on Markets - August 2016

    16 August 2016

    Larry Hatheway on Markets - August 2016

    GAM Chief Economist and Head of Multi Asset Portfolio Solutions Larry Hatheway considers the outlook for the global economy and capital markets.


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  • Has China put the Brake on M&A?

    17 January 2017

    Has China put the Brake on M&A?

    Roberto Bottoli, manager of GAM’s merger arbitrage strategy, discusses the significance of new capital controls measures imposed by China, namely restrictions on outbound mergers and acquisitions, and whether the political standoff between China and other countries on cross-border M&A is likely to be resolved.

  • From Cyborg to Cyber Monday

    28 December 2016

    From Cyborg to Cyber Monday

    The 1980s AI brought fears of a Terminator-style cyborg uprising, where humans became enslaved by their robotic overlords. This time round the big developments are focused around specific goals with more subtle impacts, namely in the areas of online shopping and digital butlers. Mark Hawtin and Chris Woodcock discuss the investment potential.

  • Healthcare 2017: The Postelection Comeback

    15 December 2016

    Healthcare 2017: The Postelection Comeback

    Given an environment conducive to merger and acquisition (M&A) activity, Christophe Eggman, investment director for healthcare equities, looks ahead to 2017 and beyond with a sense of optimism.

  • Inflation is Returning

    6 December 2016

    Inflation is Returning

    Bond markets are selling off and investors’ year-to-date gains are melting. Higher inflation expectations have lately re-appeared on the list of market concerns. Bernhard Urech, a fixed income manager at GAM, points towards inflation-linked bonds as an effective way to hedge against this worry. But before rushing into the asset class, there are a few things to consider.

  • Rocky Mountain High

    3 November 2016

    Rocky Mountain High

    John Lambert, investment director, digs deeper into the gold price and what investors can learn from its recent moves.

  • Beneath the Sizzle of Artificial Intelligence

    26 October 2016

    Beneath the Sizzle of Artificial Intelligence

    Dr Ewan Kirk, CIO and founder of Cantab Capital Partners, which is now part of GAM Systematic, discusses artificial intelligence and machine learning.

  • Bank Regulation Creates Opportunities

    13 October 2016

    Bank Regulation Creates Opportunities

    Grégoire Mivelaz takes a deep dive into bank regulation to highlight investment opportunities. He is a fixed income manager at Atlanticomnium SA, which manages several GAM credit strategies.

  • Is Your Diversified Portfolio a Single Factor Bet?

    4 October 2016

    Is Your Diversified Portfolio a Single Factor Bet?

    As fundamentals have largely been forgotten since 2010, positioning with the view that they will drive asset prices in the near-term introduces single-factor bet risk into a portfolio, however diversified the underlying holdings. So how can investors truly diversify when the market is expensive and not rewarding fundamentals? Anthony Lawler and Adam Glinsman look at how systematic strategies can reduce your factor risk.

  • OPEC Oil Decision

    29 September 2016

    OPEC Oil Decision

    Roberto Cominotto, portfolio manager for energy equities at GAM, comments on the OPEC meeting outcome.

  • Will Electric Vehicles Kill Oil Demand?

    6 September 2016

    Will Electric Vehicles Kill Oil Demand?

    As featured on CNBC, Roberto Cominotto, investment director for energy equities, outlines his views on the impact for oil demand.


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  • EU Equities – Selection is Key

    12 January 2017

    EU Equities – Selection is Key

    As featured on Investment Week, Niall Gallagher, Investment Director for European equities at GAM, explains why European companies continue to offer investors interest opportunities for returns in 2017, but warns that careful stock selection will be key.

  • After the BRICs, it’s Time to Focus on the VARPs

    3 January 2017

    After the BRICs, it’s Time to Focus on the VARPs

    Tim Love, Investment Director for emerging market equities at GAM, considers the major growth opportunities offered by Vietnam, Argentina, Romania and Pakistan.

  • 15 Years of the Euro

    29 December 2016

    15 Years of the Euro

    New Year’s Day will mark 15 years since the physical euro currency was implemented. Joachim Corbach, Head of Currencies & Commodities at GAM, considers the politics behind the introduction of the single currency, its future and what this means for investors.

  • Brazil - Room to Rally?

    13 December 2016

    Brazil - Room to Rally?

    Denise Prime, Investment Manager, examines the potential for Brazil to outperform in 2017 and the opportunities for fixed income investors.

  • The Consumer Takes Over

    9 December 2016

    The Consumer Takes Over

    A Q&A with Jian Shi Cortesi, who has been managing a consumer-focused China equity strategy for three years.

  • Contagion? Probably Not

    1 December 2016

    Contagion? Probably Not

    Global equity manager Robert Smithson outlines his views on the potential outcomes and implications of the upcoming elections and referendums across Europe.

  • Chinese Equity Rally Imminent?

    29 November 2016

    Chinese Equity Rally Imminent?

    Chinese shares rallied following the Trump election outcome and in contrast to most other emerging markets. GAM’s Asia-Pacific equity manager Michael Lai, who also runs a dedicated China portfolio, explains why he sees Chinese stocks well positioned for further upside.

  • Connecting China’s Exchanges

    22 November 2016

    Connecting China’s Exchanges

    Jian Shi Cortesi, investment manager for Chinese equities at GAM, discusses the development of the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect Programme as it celebrates its second year anniversary.

  • Saudi Arabia Delights Investors

    15 November 2016

    Saudi Arabia Delights Investors

    Saudi Arabia’s first-ever US dollar government bond issuance - the largest emerging market sale in history – has caused a stir in financial markets. Amy Kam, a GAM fixed income portfolio manager, explains the wider significance for Saudi Arabia and investors.

  • Japan - Innovation Drives Revival

    1 November 2016

    Japan - Innovation Drives Revival

    Reiko Mito shares some surprising insights and experiences from her recent trip to Japan.


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  • Trump: Can He?

    19 January 2017

    Trump: Can He?

    The inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States will be held tomorrow in Washington, D.C, marking the commencement of his four-year term in office. As featured on Citywire Wealth Manager, Julian Howard, Head of Multi Asset Solutions at GAM, considers what would constitute truly successful US economic policy and whether President-elect Trump can deliver it.

  • 2017 Outlook – Contrarian Trades

    10 January 2017

    2017 Outlook – Contrarian Trades

    A number of major political and economic events shaped financial markets in 2016, forcing investors to navigate a landscape of heightened volatility. But with uncertainty likely to continue through 2017, GAM’s investment managers have identified some unique investment opportunities that go against the grain.

  • 2017 Outlook - Key Events

    5 January 2017

    2017 Outlook - Key Events

    With so much happening in parallel across political, economic and financial landscapes, it seems daunting to try to identify the one event that shaped 2016. In the following short statements, our investment experts share their predictions on which events will prove pivotal in 2017.

  • A Single Wish for 2017

    21 December 2016

    A Single Wish for 2017

    Twelve months ago Larry Hatheway published a holiday wish list of five things he hoped would prevail in 2016. Sadly, few of those wishes came true this year - so this year the list is pared to one.

  • 2017 Outlook – The Investment Themes to Watch

    19 December 2016

    2017 Outlook – The Investment Themes to Watch

    2016 was a year of erratic markets and geopolitical shocks that sent fundamentals into the shadows. Bourses moved on speculation and surprise, challenging market participants. GAM’s investment experts put forward their key themes for the year ahead.

  • Productivity Growth Now?

    8 December 2016

    Productivity Growth Now?

    John Lambert, Investment Director at GAM, blows the productivity mismeasurment myth. The future is more hyperbole than hypergrowth.

  • #PresidentTrump - What now for Markets?

    9 November 2016

    #PresidentTrump - What now for Markets?

    GAM investment managers comment on their sectors of expertise following the outcome of the US elections.

  • The Fed according to Velazquez

    16 September 2016

    The Fed according to Velazquez

    The US economy remains in reasonably good health, while the global economy is still somewhat fragile. This puts the US Federal Reserve firmly into investors’ focus. For Carlo Benetti, Head of Market Research and Business Innovation at GAM, perspective is exactly what counts – changing it can yield surprising insights.

  • Death of the 60:40 Portfolio?

    13 September 2016

    Death of the 60:40 Portfolio?

    The portfolio construction favourite is no longer the safe bet it once was. With limited upside to bond and equity markets, Julian Howard, Investment Director at GAM, looks at alternative allocation approaches.

  • Can Negative be Positive?

    30 August 2016

    Can Negative be Positive?

    We live in a period of low growth and low yields. How can investors generate returns in this environment? Gianmarco Mondani, CIO of the non-directional equity team in Lugano, explains what he does to navigate the turbulent waters of the financial markets.


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  • Turkey: the crisis candidate

    11 January 2017

    Turkey: the crisis candidate

    Turkey has gone from investor darling to crisis candidate in a few years. The big question for investors is if more lira weakness precipitates a full-blown crisis. Read the full opinion piece by GAM’s Paul McNamara, investment director, emerging markets fixed income, as featured in the Financial Times.

  • Tough to make money out of AI: Pro

    5 January 2017

    Tough to make money out of AI: Pro

    Mark Hawtin, investment director at GAM, weighs in on where to invest in the growing artificial intelligence area. (Source: CNBC)

  • Brexit Jobs-Effect Could Impact High-End Housing

    3 January 2017

    Brexit Jobs-Effect Could Impact High-End Housing

    Jon Rickert, investment director, discusses the U.K.'s post-Brexit real estate market. (Source: Bloomberg)

  • Has China Put the Brake on M&A?

    21 December 2016

    Has China Put the Brake on M&A?

    This month Beijing announced new capital controls measures, including curbs on international renminbi payments and gold imports and, crucially, restrictions on outbound mergers and acquisitions. Roberto Bottoli, a manager of GAM's merger arbitrage strategy, discusses the implications. (Source: CNBC)

  • Political Risk Won't Dissuade Markets

    20 December 2016

    Political Risk Won't Dissuade Markets

    Julian Howard, head of Multi Asset Solutions at GAM, discusses the impact of populism on markets and his outlook for the global economy in 2017. (Source: Bloomberg Daybreak)

  • Fundamentals Supportive for Equities in 2017

    19 December 2016

    Fundamentals Supportive for Equities in 2017

    US equities will drift upwards, thanks in particular to technical flows says Julian Howard, head of Multi Asset Solutions. He discussed his outlook for 2017 arguing that as long as fundamentals continue to improve, investors should take comfort. (Source: Bloomberg)

  • Trump a Generation Too Late to Fulfil His Ambitions

    13 December 2016

    Trump a Generation Too Late to Fulfil His Ambitions

    Julian Howard, head of Multi Asset Solutions, looks ahead to the Trump administration. (Source: Citywire)

  • The Companies to Back in the Event of a Eurozone Political Crisis

    12 December 2016

    The Companies to Back in the Event of a Eurozone Political Crisis

    Niall Gallagher, investment director, analyses how investors in Europe can navigate political risk and where the best opportunities are likely to be.

  • From Cyborg To Cyber Monday: The Indirect Infiltration Of AI

    9 December 2016

    From Cyborg To Cyber Monday: The Indirect Infiltration Of AI

    The 1980s AI revival claimed that robots would alleviate the drudge jobs from our lives and free up plentiful leisure time, bringing rise to fears of a Terminator-style cyborg uprising, where humans became enslaved by their robotic overlords. This time round the big developments are focused around specific goals with more subtle impacts, namely in the areas of online shopping and digital butlers. Mark Hawtin and Chris Woodcock discuss the investment potential. (Source: Huffington Post)

  • Lack of Productivity Has Held Back Us Growth in Recent Years

    8 December 2016

    Lack of Productivity Has Held Back Us Growth in Recent Years

    Julian Howard, head of Multi Asset Solutions, takes a look at the state of the U.S. economy. (Source: CNBC)


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