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Roberto Bottoli

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.

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    18 April 2019

    Weekly Manager Views

    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.

  • 25 October 2018

    Can beta be bested?

    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.

  • 6 March 2018

    Fund Manager Portrait: Roberto Bottoli

    "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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    Tuesday, December 12, 2017

    2018 Outlook – The Merits of Active Management

    GAM’s investment experts share insights on how active management adds value in their specialist fields.

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    Thursday, August 17, 2017

    Harvesting Merger Arbitrage Premiums

    In the prevailing environment, investors are finding fewer and fewer sources of meaningful yield with low volatility from the fixed income universe. GAM’s Roberto Bottoli describes a potentially unconsidered alternative with a return profile offering a low correlation to traditional investment strategies.

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    Wednesday, June 14, 2017

    M&A: Healthy Volumes set to Continue

    After a record-breaking start to the year, in terms of transaction numbers and volumes, the merger and acquisitions (M&A) market has slowed down to more normal levels. GAM’s Roberto Bottoli gives his thoughts on the outlook for the remainder of 2017 and the potential opportunities that lie ahead.

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    Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    Has China put the Brake on M&A?

    Roberto Bottoli, manager of GAM’s merger arbitrage strategy, discusses the significance of new capital controls measures imposed by China, namely restrictions on outbound mergers and acquisitions, and whether the political standoff between China and other countries on cross-border M&A is likely to be resolved.

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