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About Charities

GAM has been managing investments for charities, foundations and philanthropic trusts since 1988. We specialise in managing discretionary multi-asset portfolios, designed to address the unique requirements of each individual client.

We will work with you to build a high-quality, dynamic investment portfolio, based on an active approach to asset allocation and access to some of the world's most talented fund managers.

We aim to deliver consistent, superior returns, clear communication and attentive client service. We don’t run a common investment fund; instead, we build bespoke, multi-asset portfolios using the traditional asset classes of equities, bonds and property.

Our focus for charities is on transparency, liquidity and value for money.

What makes us different?

 

  • Consistency
    Our culture is centred on transparency and clarity. We aim to give our talented investment teams and portfolio managers room to flourish and in turn, they reward us with their loyalty. We have a very low staff turnover; consistency in a fast-changing world means that our charity clients can be certain they’re always in safe hands.
    As a charity client, you will have the support of two dedicated portfolio managers from the outset of the relationship. They will act as your first port of call in all your dealings with us, ensuring that you can contact one or the other at any time of year.

  • Responsibility
    As experienced, highly skilled investors, we have a duty to protect client assets. Within our sphere of influence we promote responsible business practices, respectful of the environment and human rights.

    GAM is a signatory of the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). We have a responsible investment framework that recognises the diversity of our investment strategies while integrating environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) factors into our existing processes. We have also set out our broad philosophy and approach in our Group Responsible Investing Guidelines, available here. For clients with specific ESG needs, we can discuss how best to incorporate these into your investment objectives and resulting portfolio.

  • Commitment to the Sector
    We firmly believe that the profile of the investment management industry can be raised through sustained charitable work. The following are a selection of Charities which in the past eighteen months GAM has provided either financial support or where GAM employees have provided volunteer services:

  • Alzheimer’s Society
  • Brainwave
  • Breast Cancer Haven
  • Business in the Community
  • The Cancerkin Centre
  • The Children and Young People’s Cancer Service Ward Fund
  • Children & the Arts
  • City of Guilds
  • Dorset Air Ambulance Trust
  • Guide Dogs
  • Hope for Home
  • Macmillan
  • Marie Curie
  • Natural Literacy Trust
  • Pink Ribbon Ball
  • Prince’s Countryside Fund
  • Princes Trust
  • Royal Academy of Arts
  • Royal Academy Schools
  • The Royal British Legion
  • Royal National Children’s Foundation
  • The Sohn Conference Foundation
  • Tate
  • Trinity Hospice
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