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

Investment Opinions

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China's Silver Economy
14 April 2022

China has one of the fastest growing ageing populations in the world. According to the World Health Organisation, an estimated 402 million people, or 28% of the total population of China, will be over the age of 60 by 2040. GAM Investments’ Jian Shi Cortesi examines the increasing importance of this demographic, termed the ‘silver economy’, for China’s transition to a consumer-led economy.

Active Thinking

7 min read

Active Thinking
07 March 2022

At GAM Investments’ latest active thinking forum, two of our brightest investment minds discussed the role of the Chinese consumer in driving demand for luxury goods and the impact of the Russia-Ukraine conflict on Asian equities.

Investment Opinions

4 min read

China's Loosening Cycle Could Lead To Opportunities
11 February 2022

As we enter the Chinese Year of the Tiger, GAM Investments’ Jian Shi Cortesi discusses how China’s upcoming policy and governmental changes will set the stage for 2022.

Active Thinking

7 min read

Active Thinking
01 February 2022

At GAM Investments’ latest Active Thinking forum, three of our brightest investment minds discussed the pricing potential for luxury brands, the prospect of slower global economic growth and recovering investor sentiment towards China.

My Videos

Quarterly Manager Videos

5:24 min watch

Asia/China Growth Equities – Jian Shi Cortesi
09 May 2022

Jian Shi Cortesi highlights the rotation from growth to value in the first quarter, the start of a benign policy cycle in China and bargain hunting opportunities in Asia.

Quarterly Manager Videos

3:20 min watch

Asia/China Growth Equities - Jian Shi Cortesi
21 January 2022

Jian Shi Cortesi reviews China’s issues in 2021 and looks ahead to a year of stabilisation and recovery and a focus on sectors with long-term policy support.

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.