09 December 2020
GAM appoints Stephanie Maier as Global Head of Sustainable and Impact Investment
GAM Investments today announced the appointment of Stephanie Maier as Global Head of Sustainable and Impact Investment. Stephanie 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 4 January.
In this newly created global role, Stephanie will be responsible for leading GAM’s sustainable investment and ESG (environmental, social and governance) strategy and strengthening the firm’s ESG proposition for clients.
Stephanie brings 18 years’ experience in responsible investment and ESG strategy. She joins GAM from HSBC Global Asset Management, where she was Director for Responsible Investment. Prior to that, she spent seven years at Aviva Investors, latterly as Head of Responsible Investment Strategy and Research, and was formerly Head of Research for EIRIS, an ESG research and consultancy firm. Stephanie holds a BA in Biological Sciences from Oxford University and an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London.
Peter Sanderson, Group CEO at GAM, said: “We are excited to welcome Stephanie to GAM. She brings a wealth of experience in the ESG space and is one of the industry’s brightest minds in this field. Covid-19 has served to further reinforce the importance of ESG considerations both to GAM and to our clients and Stephanie’s appointment represents our continued commitment to providing the investment leadership, innovation and sustainable thinking required to meet our clients’ needs.”
Stephanie Maier, incoming Global Head of Sustainable and Impact Investment, said: “GAM has a compelling range of actively managed funds spanning asset classes. We are now at an inflection point for sustainable investing and I am looking forward to joining the firm, working with some of the industry’s best investment talent, to harness GAM’s capabilities to deliver differentiated and impactful ESG solutions for clients.”
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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 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.
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