14 March 2022
GAM appoints David Dowsett as Global Head of Investments
GAM today announced that David Dowsett will be joining the firm as Global Head of Investments on 4th April 2022. David will be responsible for leading all GAM’s investment teams and will report to GAM CEO Peter Sanderson.
David brings a wealth of knowledge and experience and will provide strong leadership for our investment teams in the next phase of our growth strategy. He will use his investment expertise to act as a counsel and coordinator, enabling the investment teams to build on recent strong investment performance by facilitating an open and transparent investment culture. David’s experience of building an asset management business will enable him to provide input from an investment perspective to help deliver the best outcomes for our clients and deliver asset growth.
Juan Landazabal who is currently our Global Head of Trading will be promoted to Head of Investment Platform and will report to David.
Anthony Lawler, Head of GAM Systematic and our Multi-Asset businesses and Greg Clerkson, Head of Discretionary Investments, have both made significant contributions to putting GAM on track for growth. They have decided to take this opportunity to move on from GAM and leave with our thanks for everything that they have done for the firm.
Peter Sanderson, Group CEO said: “I am delighted that David is joining GAM, he brings with him a wealth of experience and he will provide strong leadership for our investment teams as we deliver for our clients and grow the firm.”
“I would like to thank Anthony and Greg for their significant contributions to putting GAM on track for growth and they leave with our best wishes.”
David Dowsett said: “I am very excited to be joining GAM at this point in its strategic transformation. The management team has built a robust platform for growth and I aim to help the firm capitalise on recent strong investment performance. GAM will always be an investment firm with no “house view” but I believe my track record of investment expertise and experience of building commercially viable investment products can contribute to the success of the firm in meeting its strategic goals.”
About David Dowsett
David has close to 30 years’ investment experience. David worked for 18 years at BlueBay Asset Management, joining in 2002 at the outset of the firm’s journey. His roles included being co-CIO of the firm. In this role he had oversight responsibility for all of BlueBay’s USD 60 billion AuM, managed by a team of 120 investors across investment grade credit, high yield debt, emerging market debt and global rates and currencies. He was a Partner of the firm, a member of the Management Committee and chair of the Macro Group. His initial responsibility was to build the firm’s emerging market debt long only strategy. He was the lead Portfolio Manager for a strategy that grew to USD 20 billion and he created a team of over 30 people.
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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 through three businesses: Investment Management, Fund Management Services and Wealth Management. GAM employed 605 FTEs in 14 countries with investment centres in London, Cambridge, Zurich, Hong Kong, New York, Milan and Lugano as at 31 December 2021. The investment managers are supported by an extensive global distribution network. Headquartered in Zurich, GAM is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange with the symbol ‘GAM’. The Group has AuM of CHF 100 billion (USD 109.4 billion) as at 31 December 2021.
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