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Jian Shi Cortesi

Jian Shi Cortesi - Investment Director


Jian Shi Cortesi, Investment Director, is a member of the Global Growth Equity team and manages China and Asian equity funds.

Prior to joining GAM Investments in May 2010, she worked in research and portfolio management of Asian equities for a regional wealth management firm in the United States. She started her career as an assistant editor at Dow Jones in Beijing. Jian Shi holds a bachelor's degree in International Business from Beijing Foreign Studies University in China and an MBA from the University of Tennessee in the United States. She is a CFA charterholder and a Certified FRM (Financial Risk Manager) holder. She is based in Lugano. 

Jian Shi Cortesi

My Insights

Active Thinking

3 min read

Active Thinking
19 October 2021

At GAM Investments’ latest Active Thinking Forum, two of our brightest investment minds discussed the drivers behind regulatory change in China and commented on upcoming corporate earnings releases and political developments in Japan.

Investment Opinions

5 min read

GAM Active Equity Series: Innovative Alpha Generation
21 September 2021

On 14 September, GAM Investments hosted the first of our GAM Active Equity Series events titled ‘Innovative Alpha Generation’. Three of our investment experts, Jian Shi Cortesi, Mark Hawtin and Niall Gallagher, discussed the impact of Chinese / Asian consumer growth on equity markets and also the ever-more pressing agenda for global decarbonisation.

Active Thinking

7 min read

Active Thinking
13 September 2021

At GAM Investments’ latest Active Thinking Forum, three of our brightest investment minds discussed the drivers behind policy change in China, Japanese equities and political change in the country and why the recent correction in luxury equities may present a buying opportunity.

Investment Opinions

4 min read

Investing in Asia’s move to a greener future
21 June 2021

GAM Investments’ Jian Shi Cortesi, Investment Director, Asia / China Growth Equities discusses the investment opportunities she believes ‘clean wave’-related industries could offer investors in the region.

My Videos

Quarterly Manager Videos

3:31 min watch

Asian/Chinese Equities - Jian Shi Cortesi
18 October 2021

Jian Shi Cortesi discusses the correction in Asian equities driven by Chinese government intervention, the prospect of a more favourable policy environment in the next quarter and the appeal of ‘rising star’ companies which are true innovators.

Quarterly Manager Videos

4:06 min watch

Asian/Chinese Equities - Jian Shi Cortesi
16 July 2021

Jian Shi Cortesi notes the economic recovery in the region’s equity markets, why strong corporate earnings growth should be positive for stock prices and the compelling investment opportunities in Asia and China technology and clean energy companies.