GAM has appointed Owen Job as investment manager to work on its absolute return fixed income team, with particular focus on macro themes.
Owen has spent over 12 years in investment management, mainly within the macro strategy space. He joined on 6 November 2017 from Soros Fund Management and is based in London.
Tim Haywood, investment director and business unit head fixed income, said: “Owen joins with considerable macro strategy experience spanning more than a decade – he will further strengthen our proposition regarding theme generation and positioning across asset classes. Owen’s appointment underlines our dedication to active asset management and to meeting, consistently, the aspirations of our clients. We welcome him to GAM.”
The new hire brings GAM’s absolute return fixed income team to 19 based in London and New York. GAM’s absolute return bond offering consists of a variety of strategies that are matched to clients’ different risk appetites and investment objectives. The team manages USD 11 billion of assets as at 30 September 2017.
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GAM is one of the world’s leading independent, pure-play asset managers. 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 institutions. GAM employs over 900 people in 13 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.
Headquartered in Zurich, GAM is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and is a component of the Swiss Market Index Mid (SMIM) with the symbol ‘GAM’. The Group has assets under management of CHF 148.4 billion (USD 153.3 billion; GBP 114.3 billion) as at 30 September 2017.
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