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Matthew Beesley

Matthew Beesley* - Group Head of Investments


Matthew Beesley is group head of investments and became a member of GAM Holding AG’s Group Management Board in 2018.

Prior to joining GAM in March 2017, Matthew was Head of Global Equities at Henderson Global Investors for five years. Matt’s previous experience includes a number of portfolio manager roles at Trinity Street Asset Management, JP Morgan Asset Management and Mercury Asset Management/Merrill Lynch Investment Managers. Matthew holds a BA (Hons) degree in politics and modern history from the University of Manchester and is a CFA charterholder. He was born in 1975 and is a UK citizen.

Matthew Beesley*

My Insights

Investment Opinions 9 min read

Beyond peak passive

25 September 2019

There is little doubt that over the last decade, investors with portfolios including index-tracking strategies, have benefited from an environment in which cheap beta has thrived. However, GAM Investments’ Matthew Beesley questions whether the unrelenting appetite for passive investing could ultimately have a negative impact on market equilibrium.

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Investment Opinions 6 min read

Time to Get Active: A Cyclical View

9 February 2018

GAM’s Matthew Beesley explores the historic dynamic between the outperformance of active versus passive funds and discovers that it demonstrates deeply cyclical tendencies.

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Investment Opinions 5 min read

Active Management Fights Back!

Monday, October 02, 2017

Over the last few years, competition has increased in the asset management industry, fees have been under pressure and performance among active managers has, in aggregate, been disappointing. It wasn’t always this way. And we think it won’t be this way as we look forward.

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