8 October 2019
GAM Holding AG: Response to media speculation
Following press reports about a proposed deal with Generali, GAM can confirm that there are no discussions with the aforementioned company, or any other company, concerning M&A activity.
As previously stated, the Board will always assess options to maximise value for shareholders and other stakeholders. With the appointment last month of Peter Sanderson as CEO, GAM is focused on simplifying the business and improving profitability.
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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 employs around 860 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. The Group has AuM of CHF 136.1 billion (USD 139.6 billion) as at 30 June 2019, excluding ARBF-related AuM of CHF 1.0 billion in liquidation at that point in time.
Headquartered in Zurich, GAM is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange with the symbol ‘GAM’.
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