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Monday, October 5, 2020

GAM appoints Rob Bailey as Head of UK Wholesale Distribution

GAM Investments today announced the appointment of Rob Bailey as Head of UK Wholesale Distribution. Rob will report to Global Head of Distribution Jeremy Roberts and will join the firm on 12 October.

In this role, Rob will be responsible for driving the UK wholesale strategy and strengthening the firm’s distribution proposition for financial advisers, discretionary fund managers, multi-managers, wealth platforms and UK domiciled private banks.

Rob has more than 27 years’ experience in the investment management industry. He was formerly Head of UK Wholesale Distribution at AXA Investment Managers for 13 years, where he was responsible for leading and setting the strategic direction of the UK wholesale team. Prior to that, he was a Sales Director at Framlington Group and has also held senior sales roles at Insight Investment, formerly Rothschild Asset Management, and Kleinwort Benson.

Jeremy Roberts, Global Head of Distribution at GAM, said: “Rob is well-known in the industry as a dynamic and energetic figure with a strong record of success, as well as being a very good leader. We have some of the brightest minds in the industry at GAM, as well as an excellent range of actively managed differentiated products. Rob will be an important addition to the team as we harness these strengths to provide the investment leadership, innovation and sustainable thinking needed to protect our clients’ financial future.”

Rob Bailey, incoming Head of UK Wholesale Distribution, said: “GAM has a very strong and distinctive offering across asset classes for clients. I am looking forward to joining the firm and to contributing to the future growth of GAM’s UK wholesale business.”

For further information please contact:

Charles Naylor
Global Head of Communications and Investor Relations
T +44 20 7917 2241
Media Relations
Ute Dehn Christensen
T+41 58 426 31 36
Media Relations
Kathryn Jacques
T +44 20 7393 8699
Investor Relations
Jessica Grassi
T +41 58 426 31 37

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About GAM

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 747 FTEs in 14 countries with investment centres in London, Cambridge, Zurich, Hong Kong, New York, Milan and Lugano as at 30 June 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 119.4 billion1 (USD 126.0 billion) as at 30 June 2020.

1Including CHF 0.3 billion of money market funds as at 31 December 2019, which GAM agreed to sell to ZKB as announced with the H1 2019 results.


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