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07 December 2020

GAM appoints Matt Williams as Head of Equity Investment Specialists

GAM Investments today announced the appointment of Matt Williams as Head of Equity Investment Specialists. Matt joined GAM on 1 December. He is based in London and will report to Greg Clerkson, Head of Discretionary Investment.

In this newly created role, Matt will be responsible for leading GAM’s team of equity investment specialists. He will work closely with the firm’s investment teams across equities to help further articulate their investment strategies and to further enhance client understanding of GAM’s equity offering.

This follows the appointment of Paras Bakrania and Davide Petrachi as Head of GAM Systematic Product Specialists and Head of Product Specialists for GAM Investment Solutions, respectively, earlier this year.

Matt was formerly at BlackRock, where he was a Director and European Equities Product Strategist. Prior to that, he held roles in equity research, with a focus on capital goods, at MF Global, HSBC and Capital Group. Concurrently, Matt was also a visiting lecturer in applied corporate finance at City University Business School for six years. He began his career in 1997 as a trader at Deutsche Bank and later held roles in debt capital markets at Commerzbank and Bank of America.

Matt holds a BA in European Studies with German from the London School of Economics and an MBA from City University Business School.

Greg Clerkson, Head of Discretionary Investment at GAM said: “A number of our equity strategies have strongly outperformed their benchmarks and are amongst the top performers in their peer groups over five years, demonstrating the benefits of an active investment approach in dealing with unprecedented market conditions. There is potential for us to build on this and Matt will be instrumental in helping us harness and maximise our equity capabilities to provide the investment leadership, innovation and sustainable thinking required to meet our clients’ needs.”

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Kathryn Jacques
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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 120.4 billion1 (USD 131.1 billion) as at 30 September 2020.

1Including CHF 0.3 billion of money market funds as at 30 September 2020, which GAM agreed to sell to ZKB as announced with the H1 2019 results.


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