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Press Release

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

GAM appoints Anthony Lawler to the senior management team of its leading funds of hedge funds group

GAM has appointed Anthony Lawler as a member of the senior management and the investment management committees of its Multi-Manager group, effective immediately. He will focus on the ongoing expansion of GAM’s institutional business particularly in the US, through the construction of customised funds of hedge funds portfolios.

As a member of the core portfolio management team, Anthony Lawler will contribute to the construction of customised funds of hedge funds portfolios that match the requirements of institutional clients. In addition, he will be appointed Co-Manager for the GAM Diversity Institutional strategy which he will run together with David Smith.

Based in London, he will work extensively with institutional clients worldwide, in particular in the US, to support the local sales teams in strengthening GAM’s relationships with consultants, clients and prospects.

Prior to joining GAM, Anthony Lawler held a number of senior positions in the funds of hedge funds industry. Most recently he was head of Portfolio Management at Man Group and prior to that he was head of hedge fund research at Glenwood Capital Investments.

Commenting on Anthony’s appointment, David Smith said: “Institutions are set to become our largest client group in funds of hedge funds, and their need for customised solutions remains an important growth driver. We are committed to further expanding our leadership position in this market, especially in the US – the largest market for institutional investment in the world. Anthony has an impressive track record and experience in investment and business management roles, broadening and deepening the profile of our long-standing talented team. I am genuinely delighted that GAM’s reputation and expertise has enabled us to attract an individual of his calibre.”

Anthony Lawler will report to David Smith, Chief Investment Officer of GAM Multi-Manager and member of GAM’s executive management committee.