27 January 2020
GAM appoints Charles Naylor as its new Global Head of Corporate Communications and Investor Relations
GAM Investments has appointed Charles Naylor as its new Global Head of Corporate Communications and Investor Relations. He starts on 3 February 2020, will report to Group CEO Peter Sanderson, and will be based in London. He will also join the firm’s Senior Leadership Team.
Charles joins from Puma Energy, where he was Interim Head of Corporate Affairs and Marketing. Switzerland is a market that Charles knows particularly well having been based in Zurich as Chief Communications Officer at Credit Suisse Group between 2004 and 2011 and then during 2019 while at Puma Energy, when he was based in Geneva. Throughout his career, Charles has had the leading communications role at the Hess Corporation, Centrica, HSBC and the Confederation of British Industry. Charles has led communications teams, with diverse cultures and languages, in highly regulated international organisations across multiple jurisdictions across six continents.
Peter Sanderson, Group CEO, said: “Communications is key as GAM continues to rebuild trust and confidence with its various stakeholders. Appointing a communicator with Charles’s knowledge and wealth of experience will allow us to significantly upgrade the skillset of our communications and investor relations function, which is vital at this important moment in the firm’s history.”
Charles Naylor, incoming Global Head of Corporate Communications and Investor Relations, said: “I am extremely excited to join GAM and help it tell its story as the company looks to restructure and return to growth.”
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GAM is a leading independent, pure-play asset manager. The company provides active investment solutions and products for institutions, financial intermediaries and private investors. The core investment business is complemented by private labelling services, which include management company and other support services to third-party asset managers. GAM employs around 850 people in 14 countries with investment centres in London, Cambridge, Zurich, Hong Kong, New York, Milan and Lugano. The investment managers are supported by an extensive global distribution network. The Group has AuM of CHF 135.7 billion (USD 136.1 billion) as at 30 September 2019.
Headquartered in Zurich, GAM is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange with the symbol ‘GAM’.
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