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Ralph Gasser

Ralph Gasser - Investment Specialist

Ralph Gasser is an Investment Specialist, where he covers the segment of fixed-income and hybrid asset classes.

Prior to joining GAM investments in August 2002, he spent some 15 years with UBS, where his positions included Head of European Asset-Backed Securities Research in London, senior analyst and transactions manager for structured finance in New York and Zurich, and more than six years as a relationship manager for commercial clients. All in all he has some 30 years of professional experience in the field of traditional and structured interest-rate and credit products. He completed the higher specialist training in Switzerland as a federally certified banking specialist. He is based in Zurich.

Ralph Gasser

My Insights

Active Thinking
Active Thinking: Seeking to unlock value beyond core credit markets
02 February 2024

With tight spreads across credit markets seemingly priced for near-perfection and distinctly out of kilter with many economic forecasts, Ralph Gasser asks whether interest rate and credit markets are singing from the same hymn sheet. Against the backdrop of these apparent contradictions, Ralph also assesses the role cat bonds can play in optimising returns and improving diversification in fixed income portfolios.

Active Thinking
Active Thinking: The great rates market sell-off: What now?
30 October 2023

Many market commentators and money managers have been recommending going long interest rate duration for months now – but markets have shown no sign of turning in their favour yet. Indeed, we may still not be done, argues Ralph Gasser, Head of Fixed Income Investment Specialists.