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Jonathan Stanford

Jonathan Stanford - Senior Fund Manager


Jonathan Stanford is an Investment Director in the non-directional equity team, and manages a global convertible bond fund.

He joined GAM Investments following its acquisition of the equity hedge specialist, Arkos Capital SA in 2012 (now GAM Investment Management (Switzerland) AG, Lugano Branch). Prior to joining Arkos in September 2007, he was an executive director at the investment banking division of UBS, responsible for convertible bond sales for institutional clients in Switzerland, Italy and southern Europe. Before that, he was a portfolio manager at Banca Commerciale Italiana (Suisse) in Lugano and Zurich, Switzerland. Jonathan Stanford holds a BA in International Management from Franklin University, Switzerland, and an MBA in International Management from Long Island University, New York. He is based in Lugano, Switzerland.

Jonathan Stanford

My Insights

Weekly Manager Views 6 min read

Weekly Manager Views

17 May 2019

At GAM Investments’ Weekly Investment Meeting held on 15 May 2019 the speakers were Jonathan Stanford, who explained the benefits of convertible bonds, and Lars Jaeger, who discussed the latest investment research in the ARP space.

6 min read
Investment Opinions 11 min read

Convertible bonds: natural asymmetry

4 April 2019

Although a fixed income asset, the structure of convertible bonds provides a natural asymmetry that has the potential to deliver long-term equity-like performance. GAM Investments’ Jonathan Stanford explains how convertibles work and why they can be an attractive asset to both fixed income and equity investors alike.

11 min read
Weekly Manager Views 7 min read

Weekly Manager Views

7 December 2018

At GAM Investments’ Weekly Investment Meeting held on 5 December 2018 the speakers were Jonathan Stanford, who highlighted the opportunities in the convertible bonds sector, and Amy Kam, who discussed the prospects for EM Asia fixed income.

7 min read
Investment Opinions 11 min read

Convertible bonds: overlooked and unloved?

7 November 2018

Convertible bonds have been an unloved asset of late, but in the context of mid to long-term asset allocation GAM Investment’s Jonathan Stanford believes they offer a clear solution for dampening equity volatility while providing fixed income distribution.

11 min read