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02 November 2022

GAM strengthens Japan Equities team

GAM Investments today announces that Goro Takahashi will join GAM’s experienced Japanese equity team, led by Ernst Glanzmann as Investment Director. The team, which also includes Lukas Knueppel, Investment Director, has deep expertise and knowledge of the asset class, having been managing Japanese equities for more than 20 years. Goro joined the firm on 1 November 2022 and is based at GAM's Tokyo office, ensuring proximity to the market and clients.

Goro brings 19 years of financial industry experience. Prior to joining GAM, he was senior analyst at Neuberger Berman, mainly covering the auto and capital goods sector. He was responsible for the portfolio management of several institutional funds and was involved in engagement activities as part of his investment activities.

Prior to that, Goro was an investment director at Aberdeen Japan and an equity analyst at Fidelity Investments, where he was involved in the management of institutional equity funds and equity research. He started his career as a Certified Public Accountant with EY Japan. Goro holds a bachelor’s degree of Commerce from Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, US.

David Dowsett, Global Head of Investments at GAM, said: "I am delighted that we have been able to appoint such a highly experienced Japan equities investment director to join our team. I am convinced that with Goro on board, we can continue to build on the success of this investment strategy and offer a highly competent service to our clients."

Goro Takahashi, Investment Director and co-manager of the GAM Japan equity and Japan leaders strategies at GAM, adds: "I am thrilled to join GAM’s Japanese equity team. The firm has a strong reputation for managing this asset class and I look forward to continuing to building it further. GAM has a broadly based international team, and I am excited to be part of it."

For further information please contact:
Charles Naylor
Global Head of Communications and Investor Relations
T +44 20 7917 2241
Media Relations
Ute Dehn Christen
T +41 58 426 31 36

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We are an active, independent global asset manager that thinks beyond the obvious to deliver distinctive and differentiated investment solutions for our clients across our three core businesses: Investment Management, Wealth Management and Fund Management Services.

Our purpose is to protect and enhance our clients’ financial future. We attract and empower the brightest minds to provide investment leadership, innovation and a positive impact on society and the environment.

Servicing institutions, financial intermediaries, and private investors, we manage CHF 74.6 billion of assets as of 30 September 2022.

Headquartered in Zurich, GAM Investments is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange with the symbol ‘GAM’ and we employ 594 people across 14 countries with investment centres in London, Cambridge, Zurich, Hong Kong, New York and Milan, as at 30 June 2022. Our operational centres are in Dublin, Luxembourg and London.

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