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Niall Gallagher

Niall Gallagher - Investment Director

Niall Gallagher, Investment Director, is responsible for the management of European Equity funds.

Prior to joining GAM Investments in November 2009, he worked as a portfolio manager managing Continental and pan-European equities at T. Rowe Price for two years. Before that, he was at BlackRock for nine years managing both Continental and pan-European equity strategies. He began his career as an economist at the Bank of England. Niall holds a BA in Economics from Manchester Metropolitan University, an MSc in Economics and Finance from Warwick University, and is a CFA charterholder. He is based in London. 

Niall Gallagher

My Insights

Investment Opinions
Decarbonising Europe - how net zero is energising European equities
06 June 2024

Delivering on net zero commitments by 2050 will be very challenging, affecting every industry and requiring vastly more resources than many policymakers appreciate, or will admit to their electorates. But for investors, the ambitious drive towards decarbonisation is presenting compelling opportunities across a range of European companies.

Investment Opinions
European banks: Finally, investors give credit where it’s due
25 April 2024

European banking stocks have delivered impressive returns so far in 2024 (+16.7%* for the sector). Niall Gallagher assesses the factors behind the gains, and explains why he is retaining heavy overweight exposure to European banks.

Investment Opinions
Five structural trends for Europe
17 April 2024

In this video update Niall Gallagher, Investment Director, Europe Equities, discusses the key structural trends which he believes define a new investment era, reiterates why for him a style-agnostic approach to investing is essential and reveals how investors could play the artificial intelligence (AI) theme in Europe.

Outlook 2024
Outlook 2024: Niall Gallagher (European Equities)
December 2023

European Equities – We remain positive on the prospects for the European banking sector; market pricing of the stocks has failed to appreciate the sustainable nature of the increase in earnings and return on equity from a return to positive interest rates

My Videos



Five structural trends for Europe – Niall Gallagher
17 April 2024

Active Thinking

05:53 min watch

European Equities - Niall Gallagher
19 October 2023

Niall Gallagher shares his views on the implications of rising real bond yields and why he thinks central banks will continue to have to fight inflation rather than deflation. Niall also discusses the sheer scale of capital required to enable the energy transition, and some of the companies he believes stand to capitalise.



GAM Star Continental European Equity
10 December 2019

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 is proud to have once again been awarded three prestigious German Sauren Gold Medals
October 2021

Paul McNamara received his gold medal in the Absolute Return Emerging Markets segment, joined by Tim Love in the Emerging Market Equities category and Niall Gallagher for his European Equities strategy.

Find out more here.

Three managers awarded FE fundinfo Alpha Manager Ratings
February 2021

GAM’s Niall Gallagher and Mark Hawtin and Anthony Smouha, CEO of Atlanticomnium, have been awarded FE fundinfo Alpha Manager Ratings. The Alpha Manager Rating is a quantitative rating that distinguishes the top 10% of UK fund managers across their career history.

Three GAM managers win gold medals at the Sauren Golden Awards 2020
October 2020

At this year's Sauren Golden Awards in Germany, Investment Directors Paul McNamara, Tim Love and Niall Gallagher were recognised for their performance in emerging market debt, emerging market equities and European equities, respectively.