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About us

We are an independent global asset management firm built by investors, for investors. We excel by focusing on truly active management of differentiated investment strategies.

With a 35-year heritage, we invest our clients’ capital using active strategies across discretionary, systematic and specialist solutions. As our industry evolves, we develop new products with global appeal and attractive returns to access new pools of client assets and to adapt to our clients’ changing needs.

Collectively we manage CHF 135.7 billion1 in assets for institutions, financial advisers and private investors. Our investment professionals, who on average have more than 14 years of industry experience, manage CHF 51.1 billion in client assets. In addition to investment management, we also offer private labelling solutions, such as management company and other support services, to third parties – a business that has grown to CHF 84.6 billion1 in assets over the past two decades.

With around 850 people in 14 countries, we are a truly global firm in scale and resources, yet small enough to remain nimble and flexible to meet clients’ needs.

By focusing on superior investment returns, a differentiated product offering, global distribution strength and operating efficiency we seek to deliver sustainable growth for all stakeholders.

 

Group’s investment management business AUM2 by capability

                                   
1 As at 30 September 2019.

155

Investment Professionals

1983

Independent, leading asset manager founded in 1983 with a clear focus on active management

135.7

CHF 135.7 billion¹ assets under management

850

Around 850 employees

14

Global presence and reach in 14 countries

Our Purpose, Values and Behaviours

Our purpose

We bring together the finest talent to deliver truly distinctive investments and services, helping our clients around the world to achieve their financial objectives

We act with Integrity

We always do the right thing by our clients and by each other

Earning and keeping trust is a priority. We are honest, transparent and always accountable 

We promote open communication and respect for each other, creating a workplace where everyone can contribute, grow and be successful

We are driven by excellence 

We take great pride in delivering the best for our clients, holding ourselves and each other to the highest standards

We empower our employees to challenge the status quo, and we encourage them to be bold, determined and original

We are responsible and diligent investors, managing our impact on the environment and society, on behalf of our clients and other stakeholders

We deliver through collaboration 

We believe that by working closely with our clients and with each other we can achieve great results

We value the skills, expertise and knowledge of our colleagues, supporting each other to fully leverage our strengths

We support an inclusive workplace, where different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds enrich our decision-making

Corporate Responsibility

Corporate responsibility for us is not about a set of rules. It’s about each individual at GAM adhering to the highest ethical standards and demonstrating probity in everything we do, at work and in our local communities.

As asset managers, our ethos is aligned with those we invest and work for. We work diligently and with integrity to provide our clients with efficient access to investment opportunities and insights to help achieve their aspirations. By putting their capital to work, we help pension funds in mastering the challenges of an ageing society, charities in maximising their impact and individual savers in moulding their future.

We are a signatory to the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI) and are committed to constantly develop our capabilities to support our teams in incorporating environmental, social and governance (ESG) aspects into their specific investment decision-making processes, to enhance returns and protect long-term value for our clients. We provide updates on our sustainable investment activities and progress as part of our financial reporting.

We strive to offer a stimulating and attractive place to work – where talent is nurtured and developed, where diversity and inclusion are promoted, where employees are empowered and are held accountable for their actions. Teamwork and responsible, independent thinking among our employees are key ingredients for our success.

We encourage our staff to play an active role in the communities where they live and work, for instance by supporting their participation in local volunteering activities, hosting fund-raising events and donating to various charities. Each year we allocate a global budget to match staff donations.