7 January 2019
GAM expands emerging markets equities team with appointment of investment manager
GAM Investments today announced the appointment of Rob Mumford as investment manager on its global emerging markets equities team. Rob is based in Hong Kong and will work with Tim Love and Joaquim Nogueira. The team manages in excess of USD 970 million, as at 30 November 2018.
Rob joins from MNP Advisers, a consultancy servicing asset managers and family offices, where he was managing partner. Rob brings with him a wealth of Asian emerging markets investment experience having spent ten years as an emerging markets equity portfolio manager at Credit Suisse, CQS and Silver Tree. He was formerly head of absolute return research Asia and head of Hong Kong and China research at Macquarie Bank and Société Générale HK, respectively.
Rob holds an MBA from the University of Manchester and is a CFA® charterholder.
Tim Love, investment director, said: “Rob brings more than 25 years of industry experience and extensive knowledge of Asian equities. Rob will further strengthen our offering, which blends top down analysis with bottom up stock selection to exploit market inefficiencies and mispricing opportunities across emerging markets. Rob’s appointment represents our commitment to delivering the very best outcomes for our clients.”
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Rob joins Tim Love and Joaquim Nogueira, both of whom are based in London, as investment manager on GAM’s global emerging markets equities team. Rob formerly worked with Tim and Joaquim in the emerging markets equity team at CQS.
Tim Love is investment director, responsible for GAM's emerging markets equity strategies. Prior to joining GAM Investments in February 2012, he was a senior portfolio manager at CQS/Oceanwood where he managed long/short emerging markets equities. Prior to this, he managed a global long/short equity fund at Cazenove Capital Management. Previously, Tim held sell-side positions as head of global equity strategy at Deutsche Bank, head of strategy for global emerging markets at SG Securities Ltd, and head of emerging markets strategy and research at ING Baring Securities Ltd. Before that, he managed emerging markets equities portfolios at BlackRock (formerly Merrill Lynch Investment Managers) and at HSBC Asset Management. Tim holds a BA in Accountancy and Politics and trained as a chartered accountant at Pricewaterhouse.
Joaquim Nogueira is an investment manager in GAM's emerging markets equity team. Prior to joining GAM Investments in January 2012, he was a portfolio manager at CQS/Oceanwood where he worked on long/short emerging markets equities with Tim Love. Prior to that, he worked with Tim on a global long/short equity fund at Cazenove Capital Management. Previously, Joaquim worked on the sell-side as director of global equity strategy in the global emerging markets equity strategy team at Deutsche Bank, and as vice-president of global emerging markets strategy at SG Securities Ltd. He began his career on the sell-side as a senior analyst at ING Barings Securities Ltd in 1996, working with Tim on the global sector and Latin American strategy and research team. Joaquim holds an MBA from Cass Business School, and an MSc in Mathematics with a specialisation in probabilities and statistics from the Instituto Superior Tecnico in Lisbon.
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 over 900 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.
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’. Excluding ARBF-related strategies in liquidation, the Group has assets under management of CHF 139.1 billion (USD 139.2 billion) as at 30 November 2018.
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