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22 September 2020

GAM appoints Jill Barber as Global Head of Institutional Solutions

GAM Investments today announced the appointment of Jill Barber as Global Head of Institutional Solutions. Jill will report directly to Group Chief Executive Officer Peter Sanderson and will be a member of the Senior Leadership Team. She will join the firm on 1 November.

In this newly created global role, Jill will be responsible for strengthening the firm’s client proposition for institutions. She will partner with Jeremy Roberts, who joined the firm on 1 September as Global Head of Distribution with a focus on wholesale clients, and together they will lead GAM’s sales and distribution efforts.

Jill brings 25 years’ experience in sales, business development, client relationship management and consultant relations. She joins GAM from Jupiter Asset Management, where she was Global Head of Institutional. Prior to that, Jill was Head of Institutional for the UK and Ireland at Franklin Templeton Investments and she has also held senior distribution roles at Hermes and Fidelity Worldwide Investment.

Peter Sanderson, Group CEO at GAM, said: “Jill has an excellent reputation across the industry, in-depth knowledge of the institutional market and demonstrable success in delivering solutions for clients. She is well-respected for her client focus and will be a valuable addition to the team as we look to expand our proposition for institutional clients and to provide the investment leadership, innovation and sustainable thinking required to meet their needs.” 

Jill Barber, incoming Global Head of Institutional Solutions, said:  “GAM has an excellent range of actively managed differentiated products across asset classes, as well as some of the brightest minds from across the industry; a powerful combination enabling us to offer institutional clients solutions to address their investment requirements. I'm really excited to join the firm and I am looking forward to contributing to its future growth.”

For further information please contact:

Charles Naylor
Global Head of Communications and Investor Relations
T +44 20 7917 2241
Media Relations
Ute Dehn Christensen
T+41 58 426 31 36
Media Relations
Kathryn Jacques
T +44 20 7393 8699
Investor Relations
Jessica Grassi
T +41 58 426 31 37

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About GAM

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 employed 747 FTEs in 14 countries with investment centres in London, Cambridge, Zurich, Hong Kong, New York, Milan and Lugano as at 30 June 2020. 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 119.4 billion1 (USD 126.0 billion) as at 30 June 2020.

1Including CHF 0.3 billion of money market funds, which GAM agreed to sell to ZKB as announced with the H1 2019 results.


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