15 February 2021
GAM strengthens UK wholesale team with appointment of client director
GAM Investments today announced the appointment of Sebastian Maciocia as Client Director for its UK wholesale business. Sebastian is based in London and will report directly to Head of UK Distribution, Rob Bailey. Sebastian joins the firm today.
In this role, Sebastian will focus on business development and servicing London-based clients together with Rob and the team. His appointment will further strengthen the UK wholesale team and deepen relationships with financial institutions, family offices, private banks, wealth managers, discretionary fund managers and advisers.
Sebastian has more than 13 years’ experience in sales and distribution within the UK asset management industry. He was previously Senior Vice President at Winton Capital for five years, where he launched, led and managed the firm’s business unit focused on the distribution of UCITS strategies to financial institutions and intermediaries in the UK.
Sebastian holds a BA in Italian and Business Studies from University College London and an MBA from IE Business School.
Rob Bailey, Head of UK Distribution at GAM, said: “Sebastian has an established reputation in the industry and a demonstrable track record of business growth in the UK. At GAM, we have a strong client offering with a number of our strategies among the top performers in their peer groups over three and five years. We believe Sebastian will be a valuable addition to the team as we continue to harness our capabilities to provide the investment leadership, innovation and sustainable thinking to protect our clients’ financial futures.”
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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 701 FTEs in 14 countries with investment centres in London, Cambridge, Zurich, Hong Kong, New York, Milan and Lugano as at 31 December 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 122 billion (USD 138.0 billion) as at 31 December 2020.
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