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20 April 2022

GAM Holding AG releases interim statement for the three-month period to 31 March 2022

Financial highlights

  • Investment Management AuM at CHF 30.0 billion, with net client outflows of CHF 270 million and net negative market and foreign exchange (FX) movements of CHF 1.6 billion
  • Fund Management Services AuM at CHF 64.8 billion, with net client inflows of CHF 290 million, offset by net negative market and FX movements of CHF 3.5 billion
  • Investment performance: 73% of assets under management outperforming their benchmark over 3 years as at 31 March 2022, compared to 68% as at 31 December 2021

Strategic highlights during first quarter 2022

  • Continued progress of GAM’s growth strategy reflected by overall net positive client inflows in the quarter
  • Launched strategic partnership with Liberty Street Advisors to provide clients with access to late-stage privately owned technology and innovation-driven companies and a low carbon infrastructure strategy
  • New Head of Investments, David Dowsett joined GAM
  • GAM achieved a ‘best in class’ rank in 4 out of 15 factors in Citywire European Fund Selector survey and top rated for accessibility of fund managers amongst 50 asset managers
  • GAM funds won several Refinitiv Lipper awards in Austria, France, Germany, Switzerland, the UK and for Europe overall
  • Financial Conduct Authority publication of final notice relating to the settlement previously announced in December, bringing these matters to a close
  • Returned over 100% of the value of the GAM Greensill Supply Chain Finance Fund to clients marking the end of our legacy business relationship with Greensill

Peter Sanderson, Group CEO, said: “This has been an encouraging first quarter for GAM with net positive inflows for the firm overall. I am pleased that, despite pressure on the level of assets under management in the current market environment, our Investment Management business continues to improve with net inflows across a range of strategies and reduced outflows from our larger fixed income strategies.”

Assets under Management

As at 31 March 2022, Group AuM totalled CHF 94.8 billion down from CHF 100.0 billion as at the end of December 2021.

Investment Management

AuM totalled CHF 30.0 billion, down from CHF 31.9 billion as at 31 December 2021, with net client outflows of CHF 270 million, and net negative market and foreign exchange movements of CHF 1.6 billion.

Net flows by capability

In fixed income, we recorded net outflows of CHF 396 million, primarily driven by outflows in the GAM Star Credit Opportunities and Local Emerging Bond funds, offset by inflows into GAM Star Cat Bonds and GAM Star MBS funds.

In equities, we saw another positive quarter with net inflows of CHF 28 million. While inflows were driven by a variety of funds, the main contributors were our GAM Star Continental European Equity and GAM Emerging Markets funds.

In multi asset, systematic and alternatives, we saw net inflows CHF 44 million, CHF16 million and CHF 67 million respectively.

Assets under management movements (CHF bn)

Investment performance

Over the three-year period to 31 March 2022, 73% of AuM in investment management outperformed their benchmarks compared to 68% as at the end of December 2021. Over the five-year period to 31 March 2022, 51% of funds outperformed their benchmarks, down from 60% as at 31 December 2021. With respect to GAM’s AuM tracked by Morningstar 56% and 71% outperformed their peer groups over the three- and five-year periods as at 31 March 2022, respectively, compared to 70% and 62%, respectively, as at 31 December 2021.

Fund Management Services

Our Fund Management Services business reported AuM of CHF 64.8 billion, as at 31 March 2022, compared to CHF 68.0 billion as at 31 December 2021.

Assets under management movements (CHF bn)

 

On 30 March 2022, a Fund Management Services client announced their intention to insource their funds to their own management company from April 2023. As at 31 December 2021, the relevant assets under management were CHF 11.5 billion with associated revenues of approximately CHF 6 million per annum. The client will be moving approximately CHF 10.5 billion of funds and approximately CHF 1.0 billion will remain with GAM.

Outlook

We expect the market environment to remain challenging, with continuing geopolitical uncertainty, further increases in interest rates and a medium-term low growth outlook. However, we are encouraged by our improved momentum so far in 2022 and believe that clients will continue to be attracted by our distinctive range of investment products and fund solutions, which can help them address their investment needs in this challenging environment.

 

Upcoming events:
28 April 2022 Annual General Meeting
03 August 2022 Half-year results 2022
20 October 2022 Q3 2022 Interim management statement
For further information please contact:
Charles Naylor
Global Head of Communications and Investor Relations
T +44 20 7917 2241
 
Investor Relations
Stephen Gardner
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Media Relations
Ute Dehn Christen
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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 through three businesses: Investment Management, Fund Management Services and Wealth Management. GAM employed 605 FTEs in 14 countries with investment centres in London, Cambridge, Zurich, Hong Kong, New York, Milan, and Lugano as at 31 December 2021. 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 94.8 billion (USD 103 billion) as at 31 March 2022.

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