08 June 2022
GAM appoints Christian Zeitler as Head of Switzerland Wholesale Distribution
GAM Investments today announced the appointment of Christian Zeitler as Head of Switzerland Wholesale Distribution. Christian will report to Global Head of Distribution Jeremy Roberts and will join the firm on 1 September 2022.
In this role, Christian will be responsible for driving the Switzerland wholesale strategy and strengthening the firm’s distribution proposition for financial advisers, discretionary fund managers, multi-managers, wealth platforms and private banks.
Christian has more than 25 years’ experience in the investment management industry. In his last position, he was Head of Sales at responsAbility Investments AG in Zurich and formerly Managing Director and Country Head Switzerland at Legg Mason Global Asset Management for 9 years, where he was responsible for establishing the Swiss Office and managing distribution teams in the Nordics, DACH and Benelux region. Prior to that, he was Director and Country Head Switzerland of F&C Investments and has also held senior sales roles at Morgan Stanley Investment Management as well as Insight Investment, formerly Rothschild Asset Management. He holds a master’s degree in Accounting, Finance & Management from the University of Applied Sciences Worms, Germany.
Jeremy Roberts, Global Head of Distribution at GAM, said: “Christian has a long track record of success leading asset management businesses to significant growth in Switzerland. I am thrilled that Christian is joining at such an important time when clients are looking for new ideas from specialist active managers. I am delighted to welcome Christian to the leadership team and look forward to working together.”
Christian Zeitler, incoming Head of Switzerland Wholesale Distribution, said: “GAM has a strong reputation and culture to offer a range of excellent distinctive investment solutions. I am looking forward to joining the team and to contributing to the future growth of GAM’s wholesale business in Switzerland.”
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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 through three businesses: Investment Management, Fund Management Services and Wealth Management. GAM employed 605 FTEs in 14 countries with investment centres in London, Cambridge, Zurich, Hong Kong, New York, Milan, and Lugano as of 31 December 2021. 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 94.8 billion (USD 103 billion) as at 31 March 2022.
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