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Roberto Bottoli

Roberto Bottoli - Investment Director


Roberto Bottoli is an Investment Director in the non-directional equity team responsible for the management of the merger arbitrage portfolio.

Prior to joining GAM Investments in July 2016, he spent 17 years at Allianz Global Investors, first in Milan, then in Frankfurt. During his time at Allianz, Roberto Bottoli was responsible for absolute return and multi asset portfolios. He also launched and managed a risk-constrained, UCITS-compliant merger arbitrage strategy as part of a wider absolute return investment process. He joined Allianz in 1999 working in the field of risk management. Later he moved to the quantitative management team, where he was involved in the launch of the first directly managed product with capital guarantee. Roberto Bottoli holds a degree in Business Administration from Bocconi University, Italy and is a CFA charterholder. He is based in Lugano, Switzerland.

Roberto Bottoli

My Insights

Weekly Manager Views 5 min read

Weekly Manager Views

8 November 2019

At GAM Investments’ Weekly Investment Meeting held on 6 November, the speakers were Swetha Ramachandran, who discussed consumer demand for luxury goods and Roberto Bottoli, who commented on the current environment for mergers and acquisitions.

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Weekly Manager Views 5 min read

Weekly Manager Views

18 April 2019

At GAM Investments’ Weekly Investment Meeting held on 17 April 2019 the speakers were Michael Biggs, who provided an interesting update on the global macro environment, and Roberto Bottoli, who discussed the latest developments in the merger arbitrage space.

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Investment Opinions 6 min read

Can beta be bested?

25 October 2018

For the best part of a decade, investors have been taught that ‘buying the market’ (both equities and bonds) is the path to investment success. But, is this trend really sustainable? GAM Investments’ Roberto Bottoli investigates.

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Our Managers 8 min read

Fund Manager Portrait: Roberto Bottoli

6 March 2018

"In the prevailing environment, investors are finding fewer and fewer sources of meaningful yield with low volatility from the fixed income universe."

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