15 January 2020
GAM appoints head of research for Alternative Investment Solutions business
GAM Investments today announced the appointment of Giovanni D’Alesio as head of research for its Alternative Investment Solutions business, effective 13 January. Giovanni is based in London.
In this role, Giovanni will be responsible for leading GAM’s external fund manager research team and managing portfolios that combine external managers and other investment exposures, including betas, factors and alternative risk premia. The team employs a disciplined and risk-focused process to identify and combine talented managers across asset classes and investment styles, blending high-conviction qualitative views with proprietary quantitative modelling tools.
Giovanni was formerly a partner and head of investment origination at Capital Generation Partners, where he led a team focused exclusively on sourcing and monitoring active investment opportunities across equity, fixed income, hedge funds and real assets for the multi-billion dollar business. Prior to that, he spent eight years at Italian fund of hedge funds Unifortune Asset Management, most recently as head of research, where he was responsible for all research and due diligence on hedge funds across a wide spectrum of strategies. He was also a member of the firm’s investment committee.
Giovanni holds an MSc in Economics from Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi and a Masters in Finance from London Business School.
Anthony Lawler, head of GAM Systematic and GAM Investment Solutions, said: “Giovanni brings a wealth of experience in manager research and portfolio management and will be an excellent leader and addition to the team. GAM is a pioneer in open architecture investing with a 25-year history in providing custom investment solutions. Giovanni’s expertise and knowledge in manager research and portfolio management will further strengthen our distinctive client offering.”
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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.
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