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Investment Experts

Asset Allocation

Julian Howard

Fund Manager: Julian Howard

Expertise: Macroeconomics and asset allocation

About: Julian is Head of Multi Asset Solutions at GAM. Before joining GAM in March 2007, he worked in a range of investment communications roles at Henderson Global Investors, Insight Investment, Invesco Perpetual and JP Morgan Investment Management.

Video Link: M&A talk is ‘healthy sign in the market’

Hepworth Charles

Fund Manager: Charles Hepworth

Expertise: Asset Allocation

About: Charles is responsible for developing and managing outsourcing solutions for UK independent financial advisers within GAM’s discretionary fund management service. Prior to joining GAM he was a group director at Quilter.

Video Link: The Japan fund GAM’s A-rated Hepworth backs to exploit ‘Abenomics’

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Fund Manager: James McDaid

Expertise: Asset allocation

About: James is responsible for developing and managing outsourcing solutions for UK independent financial advisors within GAM’s discretionary fund management service. Prior to joining GAM he was an investment manager at Quilter.

Equities

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Fund Manager: Niall Gallagher

Expertise: European equities

About: Niall is manager of GAM’s European equity strategies. Prior to joining GAM in 2009, Niall managed European equities at BlackRock and T Rowe Price. He began his career as an economist at the Bank of England.

Video Link: GAM star ‘staggered’ by Greek recovery

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Fund Manager: Mark Hawtin

Expertise: Technology

About: Mark has over 20 years of investment experience and manages GAM’s long-only and long/short technology strategies. He regularly comments on the technology sector. Prior to GAM, Mark worked for Marshall Wace, where he ran one of Europe’s largest technology hedge funds.

Video Link: FANGS need to deliver, but still cheap

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Fund Manager: Tim Love

Expertise: Emerging market equities

About: Tim Love is responsible for GAM’s emerging market equity strategies. Prior to joining GAM, he was a senior portfolio manager at CQS where he managed long/short emerging markets equities.

Video Link: Case for active emerging market investing is strong

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Fund Manager: Ben Williams

Expertise: Global and UK

About: Ben Williams is an Investment Director supporting Andrew Green in the management of the Global and UK Equity portfolios. He is also responsible for co-managing GAM's Pacific funds with Michael Lai. Prior to joining GAM in October 2002, he was a fund manager at Royal Sun Alliance Investments for six years

Video Link: Abenomics was last year’s story for Japan

Fixed Income

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Fund Manager: Mike Biggs

Expertise: Emerging Market fixed income and currency

About: Michael Biggs is a Macro Strategist and Investment Manager, responsible for emerging market bond and currency long only and absolute return strategies. Biggs joined GAM in September 2013 from Deutsche Bank where latterly he was a global economist and equity strategist.

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Fund Manager: Paul McNamara

Expertise: Emerging market fixed income

About: Paul has over 12 years of industry experience and is the lead manager of the local emerging bond strategy.

Video Link: Low long-term bond yields indicate pessimism over growth

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Fund Manager: Alex McKnight

Expertise: Unconstrained/absolute return bonds

About: Alex McKnight is an investment director responsible for the co-management of GAM’s leading multi-billion unconstrained/absolute return bond strategy. He joined GAM following its acquisition of the fixed income and foreign exchange specialist, Augustus, in May 2009. Prior to joining Augustus in 2007, Alex was a senior trader for European convertible bonds within the fixed income group at Allied Irish Bank (AIB).

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Fund Manager: Denise Prime

Expertise: Emerging market fixed income

About: Denise Prime co-manages the emerging market bond, currency long-only and hedge fund strategies. Prior to joining GAM in April 2010, she worked as a portfolio manager at both Rogge Global Partners and Henderson Global Investors, focusing on emerging market debt.

Video Link: GAM’s Prime: Brazil’s new finance head is a boost for bond markets

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Fund Manager: Jon Rickert

Expertise: Real estate debt financing

About: Jon Rickert is a member of GAM’s Real Estate Debt Finance Investment Team. He is responsible for managing the investment team and developing and executing real estate finance strategies. He joined GAM in October 2015 from Renshaw Bay, an alternative asset management and advisory firm, where he was head of real estate finance and managing partner.

Video Link: Brexit Jobs-Effect Could Impact High-End Housing

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Fund Manager: Jeremy Smouha

Expertise: Corporate bonds and private clients

About: Jeremy is CEO of the London branch of Atlanticomnium, which manages multiple GAM bond funds. He was previously a director at GAM co-managing a range of GAM funds based on Managed Portfolios investment strategies. Jeremy was a founding member of GAM, joining in 1983. Prior to that, he was a fund manager of Asian equities at Arbuthnot Latham.

Alternatives

Keir Boley

Fund Manager: Kier Boley

Expertise: Equity–focused hedge funds, including emerging markets

About: Kier has responsibility as head of GAM’s fund research team covering traditional assets such as equities and fixed income through to absolute fund strategies such as hedge funds and across all asset classes.

Systematic

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Fund Manager: Ewan Kirk

Expertise: Systematic investing

About: Ewan is Chief Investment Officer of GAM Systematic’s Cantab team. He co-founded Cantab Capital Partners in 2006, which became part of GAM Systematic in October 2016.

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Fund Manager: Anthony Lawler

Expertise: Systematic investing

About: Anthony is Co-Head of GAM Systematic. He joined GAM in 2011 from Man Group where he was head of portfolio management. He has also worked for Prudential Securities and Merrill Lynch.

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Fund Manager: Dr Tom Howat

Expertise: Systematic investing

About: Tom is Chief Technology Officer of GAM Systematic’s Cantab team. He heads up the team of scientists responsible for Cantab’s ongoing infrastructure development. Prior to joining Cantab, Tom Howat spent seven years at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he obtained degrees in Mathematics and a PhD in Mathematical Biology.

Asset Allocation

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Chief Economist: Larry Hatheway

Expertise: Macroeconomics and asset allocation

About: Larry is Group Head of GAM Investment Solutions and Group Chief Economist. He plays a key role in asset allocation in the Multi-Asset Class Solutions business. Prior to joining GAM he was chief economist at UBS Investment Bank.

Video Link: Markets struggling to find leadership

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Fund Manager: Joachim (Joe) Corbach

Expertise: Currencies

About: Joe heads a currencies & commodities team at GAM in Zurich. He has 22 years of trading and investment experience in the area of currencies and fixed income. He is fluent in English, German and French.

Equities

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Fund Manager: Christophe Eggmann

Expertise: Healthcare equities

About: Christophe manages a fund that invests in innovation-driven companies in healthcare industries. He has 20 years investment experience, of which 18 are in the global healthcare sector. He is fluent in English, German and French.

Video Link: US Treasury can’t restrain M&A boom says healthcare star

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Fund Manager: Ernst Glanzmann

Expertise: Japanese equities

About: Ernst manages Japanese equity funds. He has more than 25 years of investment experience in the area and is fluent in English and German.

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Fund Manager: Daniel Häuselmann

Expertise: Swiss equities

About: Daniel is head of Swiss equities. He has 22 years of investment experience and is fluent in English and German.

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Fund Manager: Mirjam Heeb

Expertise: Healthcare equities

About: Mirjam is a Senior Portfolio Manager in the equity healthcare team. She has more than 15 years investment experience and is fluent in English and German.

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Fund Manager: Dr. Scilla Huang Sun

Expertise: Luxury brands

About: Scilla is Head of Equities and Portfolio Manager of the GAM luxury brands strategy. Scilla has been investing in luxury stocks for over 13 years, has a wealth of broadcast experience and regularly comments on the luxury sector. Scilla is fluent in English, German and French.

Video Link: The growth picture for the luxury sector looks very good

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Fund Manager: Oliver Maslowski

Expertise: German equities

About: Oliver is a portfolio manager for European equities. He has 16 years of investment experience and is fluent in English and German.

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Fund Manager: Gianmarco Mondani

Expertise: EU Equities

About: Gianmarco is the Chief Investment Officer of the non-directional equity team, and co-manages developed Europe long and long/short equity funds. In addition to his role as CIO, Gianmarco is the CEO as well as a founding partner of GAM Investment Management Lugano SA (formerly Arkos Capital SA). Prior to establishing Arkos in January 2007, Gianmarco launched and co-managed the current Talentum and GAM Star (Lux) (formerly World Invest) offering at Banca Arner in Lugano. Gianmarco is fluent in English and Italian.

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Fund Manager: Jian Shi Cortesi

Expertise: China

About: Jian manages one of GAM's China strategies. Within the emerging market equities team, she is the specialist for Asian equities. Jian is fluent in English and Mandarin.

Fixed Income

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Fund Manager: Gregoire Mivelaz

Expertise: Corporate bonds

About: Gregoire is a fund manager at Atlanticomnium and co-responsible for multiple GAM bond funds. He is fluent in English, French and German.

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Fund Manager: Enzo Puntillo

Expertise: Global fixed income, emerging market debt

About: Enzo runs a number of global and emerging market fixed income strategies. Enzo has 20 years of experience in the investment industry and is a frequent commentator on global and emerging bond markets. Enzo is fluent in English, German and Italian.

Video Link: Inflation expectations should increase in US

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Fund Manager: Anthony Smouha

Expertise: Corporate bonds

About: Anthony is CEO of Atlanticomnium in Geneva, which manages multiple GAM bond funds. He also manages private client accounts. Anthony is fluent in English and French. 

Alternatives

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Fund Manager: Roberto Bottoli

Expertise: Merger arbitrage

About: Roberto Bottoli is a Fund Manager in the non-directional equity team responsible for the management of GAM Star (Lux) Merger Arbitrage. Prior to joining GAM 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.

Systematic

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Fund Manager: Dr Lars Jaeger

Expertise: Systematic investing

About: Lars is Head of Alternative Risk Premia within GAM Systematic, primarily responsible for risk premia research and portfolio construction. Before joining GAM in November 2014, Lars Jaeger was the founding partner and Chief Executive Officer of Alternative Beta Partners AG.

Asset Allocation

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Fund Manager: Antonio Anniballe

Expertise: Multi asset class solutions / asset allocation

About: Antonio Anniballe has been with GAM since 2005. He is member of the Multi Asset Class Solution team in Milan and co-manager of institutional segregated accounts and investment funds. Antonio is fluent in English and Italian.

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Fund Manager: Massimo De Palma

Expertise: Multi asset class solutions / asset allocation

About: Massimo De Palma is head of the multi asset class solution (MACS) team in Milan. He is responsible for the management of multi asset funds and institutional mandates. Prior to joining GAM Investments in April 2008, he led teams at Paribas Gestion Privée, BNP Paribas Private Banking, Julius Baer Creval Private Bank and Deutsche Bank. His responsibilities included defining strategies for portfolio models, asset allocation, selecting and monitoring funds as well as constructing tailor-made mandates for high net worth individuals. He began his career in 1990 as a financial analyst at Pastorino stockbroker and then as a currency trader at Intereuropa SIM. Massimo De Palma holds an MSc in Economics from the University of Parma. He is based in Milan.

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Fund Manager: Paolo Mauri Brusa

Expertise: Multi asset class solutions / asset allocation

About: Paolo has been with GAM since 2008. He is member of the Multi Asset Class Solution team in Milan and co-manager of institutional segregated accounts and investment funds. Paolo has over 16 years of industry experience and prior to joining GAM he was portfolio manager at Deutsche Bank. Paolo is fluent in English and Italian.

Fixed Income

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Fund Manager: Jack Flaherty

Expertise: Unconstrained/absolute return bonds

About: Jack Flaherty is an investment director responsible for the co-management of GAM’s leading multi-billion unconstrained/absolute return bond strategy. Prior to joining GAM in November 2008, Jack was a director at BNP Paribas. He was previously global co-head of credit fixed income and global head of emerging markets at UBS.

Video Link: Bond fund manager see opportunities in emerging market debt

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Fund Manager: Tom Mansley

Expertise: US mortgage backed securities, mortgage sector specialist

About: Tom Mansley is an Investment Director specialising in the analysis and management of mortgage and asset backed securities (MBS and ABS). He joined GAM in June 2014 from specialist MBS and ABS manager Singleterry Mansley Asset Management.

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Fund Manager: Gary Singleterry

Expertise: US mortgage backed securities, mortgage sector specialist

About: Gary Singleterry is an Investment Director specialising in the analysis and management of mortgage and asset backed securities (MBS and ABS). He joined GAM in June 2014 from specialist ABS and MBS manager Singleterry Mansley Asset Management, which he co-founded in 2008 and at which he was CEO and co-CIO.

Video Link: Mortgage investor favors interest-only MBS securities

Alternatives

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Fund Manager: Arvin Soh

Expertise: Hedge funds, alternative investments

About: Arvin is a portfolio manager in GAM’s Alternative Investments Solutions (AIS) team and specialises in trading investments. Prior to joining GAM in February 2005, Arvin was a manager within the pension group at Pfizer.

Video Link: Hurry Up and Wait When it Comes to Japan, China Stocks