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Press Release

14 June 2021

Walid Bellaha to join GAM’s Global Credit Team

GAM Investments is pleased to announce that Walid Bellaha will be joining the firm’s Global Credit team, with a focus on our Asian Income and Diversified Income Bond Funds.  Walid will bring deep experience of emerging markets credit analysis and selection. This appointment comes as GAM makes some changes to the management of the Asian Income Bond Fund which will now be undertaken by the GAM Credit team, following the departure of Amy Kam to pursue another opportunity.

Walid will join GAM on 1 July 2021 and will be based in Zurich. He has had previous roles at Moody’s, Barclays and most recently at Bank Safra Sarasin where we was Director of Emerging Markets Credit.

Greg Clerkson, Global Head of Discretionary Investment Management at GAM, said: “I am delighted that Walid will be joining GAM and we look forward to the continued success of the Asian Income fund under the new management structure”.

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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 124.5 billion (USD 132.3 billion) as at 31 March 2021.

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