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Adrian Owens

Adrian Owens - Chief Investment Officer, Investcorp-Tages

Adrian Owens is the Chief Investment Officer on the Global Rates strategy at Investcorp-Tages.

In 2024 GAM entered into a partnership arrangement with Investcorp-Tages (“IVCT”) which sees Adrian and the investment team of GAM’s Global Rates strategy becoming IVCT employees but continuing to manage the strategy for GAM as a delegated investment manager.

Adrian joined GAM in May 2009 as an Investment Director managing the Global Rates fund. Prior to this Adrian was at Julius Baer Investments Limited and was based in its New York office from 2001 until 2002, where he oversaw the US fixed income funds. Upon his return to London, he worked as co-head of the company's fixed income investments before launching the Global Rates strategy in January 2004. Prior to that, Adrian was the European economist at Yamaichi International (Europe). He spent the early part of his career working as an economist for the UK Department of Employment and then HM Treasury. Adrian holds a Masters in Economics from McGill University, Montreal. He is based in London.

Adrian Owens

My Insights

Active Thinking
Active Thinking
17 May 2023

At GAM Investments’ latest Active Thinking forum, David Dowsett reflects on why markets may have remained in relatively tight ranges in recent weeks, while Adrian Owens outlines his expectations for markets over the near- and medium-term, as well as where he sees opportunities going forward.

Investment Opinions
You go your way and I’ll go mine
08 November 2022

Earlier this month, Federal Reserve (Fed) Governor Jerome Powell said that US interest rates may need to rise by more than is currently priced by the market. In contrast, Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey was explicit in stating that official interest rates in the UK were unlikely to rise as much as the market was expecting – despite, in his words, perhaps the largest upside risks to inflation in the Monetary Policy Committee’s (MPC) history.

Active Thinking
Active Thinking
26 October 2022

At GAM Investments’ latest Active Thinking forum, Adrian Owens discussed his expectations for inflation and monetary policy over the remainder of the year, with a focus on the US, Japan and the UK.

Active Thinking
Active Thinking
27 May 2022

At GAM Investments’ latest active thinking forum, both David Dowsett and Adrian Owens discuss the knock-on effects of persistent inflation on markets and where investors might seek respite.

My Videos

Active Thinking

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Global Rates – Adrian Owens
19 October 2023

Adrian Owens updates on his latest thoughts, reflecting on the backup in bond yields, the importance of risk management in mitigating exogenous shocks, and the opportunities created by ongoing central bank activity.

My Awards

Three managers named FE Fund Info Alpha Managers 2023
February 2023

Anthony Smouha, CEO of Atlanticomnium S.A. and manager of GAM’s credit opportunities strategy; Niall Gallagher, manager of GAM’s European equity strategies; and Adrian Owens, manager of GAM’s global rates strategy, have been named FE Fund Info Alpha Managers for 2023.

The Alpha Manager Rating is a quantitative rating that distinguishes the top UK fund managers based on alpha generation and outperformance across their career history. Only the top 10% of UK managers receive this accolade.

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GAM managers win gold medals at Sauren Golden Awards
September 2019

Niall Gallagher, Paul McNamara and Adrian Owens were each awarded gold medals for their performance in their respective asset classes at this year’s Sauren Golden Awards.

Five GAM managers win Sauren Golden Awards
September 2018

At this year's Sauren Golden Awards in Germany, Investment Directors Paul McNamara, Adrian Owens, Gianmarco Mondani, Niall Gallagher and Ernst Glanzmann were recognised for their performance in their respective asset classes.